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Rural Pre-School awarded grant funding by North Hertfordshire District Council

21/01/2020 - 3:15pm

Codicote Pre-School has received £750 from North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Southern Rural Committee to help children enjoy outdoor play in rainy weather.

The grant will buy 30 waterproof puddle suits for pupils to wear in wet weather conditions, allowing them to get outside and enjoy wet playtimes, while keeping warm and dry. It will also cover the purchase of a wheeled rack to hang the suits on.

River rubbish is Hiz-tory as clean up is set to start

21/01/2020 - 9:30am

The annual cleaning of the River Hiz outside of St Marys Church, Hitchin and Peppermint Court in Whinbush Road, Hitchin is scheduled to start on Friday 24 January.

These sections of the river operate via a ‘balancing tank’ system which, with the use of sluice gates that help retain river water in those sections, create a visually appealing, deeper river in the centre of town.

Water will be drained from the tanks, using the sluice gates to greatly reduce the flow. Contractors will then remove litter, silt and sludge.

Residents invited to mark Holocaust Memorial Day Service

20/01/2020 - 5:00pm

On Monday 27 January, North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is holding a Holocaust Memorial Day service at Howard Park and Gardens, Letchworth. All are welcome to attend.

Holocaust Memorial Day is an annual event for everyone to remember the millions of people murdered in the Holocaust, under Nazi Persecution and in the genocides which followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia, and Darfur. This year’s event marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi death camp.

NHDC grant is ‘music to the ears’ of the Letchworth Festival

20/01/2020 - 10:45am

The much loved Letchworth Festival received a cash boost of £3,000 last week after the organisers were awarded a grant by North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC’s) Letchworth Committee*.

The festival, which will take place from Saturday 20 June to Sunday 5 July 2020, is one of the highlights of the town’s events calendar, attracting a cross-section of artists and performers from the local area and further afield. The festival is in its 11th year and coincides with Hertfordshire’s Year of Culture 2020.

Hitchin Committee grants help local community groups grow

17/01/2020 - 11:45am

A total of £1,600 was awarded to two community groups by North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Hitchin Committee on 14 January.

Councils launch FREE central heating scheme

10/01/2020 - 3:15pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), working with Hertsmere and East Herts Councils, have secured funding to help people living in the three areas to transform their home heating facilities and reduce their energy bills.

Homeowners and private renting tenants that don’t have radiators in their home and rely on inefficient room heaters or fires could get an A-rated gas-powered central heating system installed at no cost.

Rembrandt exhibition opens at North Hertfordshire Museum

09/01/2020 - 3:15pm

A new exhibition featuring world renowned artist Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669) will open its doors at North Hertfordshire Museum in Hitchin on 18 January.

Rembrandt in Print presents 50 of the finest works from the Ashmolean Museum’s world-class collection of over 200 etchings and drypoints.

The outstanding selection of works on display range in date from 1630 until the late 1650s, and the techniques and subject matters included in the exhibition form a printed legacy, providing an authentic glimpse into Rembrandt’s working methods and life.

NHDC’s Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards – nominations deadline approaching

03/01/2020 - 2:30pm

Do you know someone who volunteers in their spare time to help others and their communities in North Hertfordshire? Time is running out to nominate them in this year’s North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards.

The awards are designed to celebrate the outstanding people within North Hertfordshire who volunteer and regularly ‘go the extra mile’ to make a real difference in their local community.

Healthy Hub coming to North Herts!

03/01/2020 - 1:45pm

A new health and wellbeing service funded by Hertfordshire County Council and delivered by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is set to launch on 13 January 2020.

The healthy hub will be a one stop shop where you can access health services, support and advice all in one place, making it easier to get help with a range of physical and mental health issues. Whether it’s stop smoking services, help to lose weight, mental health support, encouragement to get more active or even advice on how to cut down on your drinking - your Healthy Hub can help you.

Christmas 2019 office opening hours

20/12/2019 - 1:30pm

We would like to wish all our residents a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Christmas opening hours

The council offices and customer service centre will close at 4pm on Tuesday 24 December for Christmas, and will reopen at 9am on Thursday 2 January 2020.

Tuesday 24 December: 9am-4pm
Wednesday 25 December: Closed
Thursday 26 December: Closed
Friday 27 December: Closed

Monday 30 December: Closed
Tuesday 31 December: Closed
Wednesday 1 January: Closed
Thursday 2 January: 9am-5pm