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North Hertfordshire Museum hosts exhibition by world famous sculptor

14/02/2019 - 12:00pm

A new exhibition celebrating the work of a famous North Hertfordshire based sculptor opens at North Hertfordshire Museum, Hitchin on 23 February.

‘John W. Mills – Sculptor to the Nation’ is an in-depth look at the work of John W. Mills, a sculptor who has lived and worked in Hinxworth for many years.

NHDC announces budget for 2019/2020

13/02/2019 - 4:45pm

At a meeting of North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Full Council on 7 February, Councillors agreed the budget for 2019/2020.

The budget took into account the Government’s recent confirmation that a negative revenue support grant* (RSG) will now not be applied for 2019/20. This will provide NHDC with £1m additional budget compared to what was forecast and planned for, but it is expected to only be for one year.

Press Release: Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards – Winners Announced

11/02/2019 - 4:45pm

The winners of this year’s Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards were revealed at a celebratory reception at Wymondley Priory Barns last Friday (8 February) .

The awards celebrate people in North Hertfordshire who volunteer and ‘go the extra mile’ to make a real difference in their local community. Organised by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), the awards were sponsored by Willmott Dixon, with The Comet as media partner.

Hitchin river gets its annual clean

11/02/2019 - 3:30pm

The annual cleaning of the River Hiz outside of St Marys Church, Hitchin and Sainsburys in Whinbush Road, Hitchin is scheduled to commence on Friday 15 February.

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.

New survey seeks resident's views on community safety issues

11/02/2019 - 9:45am

A new survey has been launched today by the North Hertfordshire Community Safety Partnership (NHCSP), to identify resident's concerns about community safety matters in the district.

The survey invites residents to comment on crime, disorder and nuisance issues in their neighbourhood. Answers given will assist the partnership in prioritising resources and will also be used to inform and create a new Community Safety Action Plan for the district. The survey is completely anonymous and only takes a few minutes to complete.

NHDC Councillor reactions to the sale of 14 – 15 Brand Street

30/01/2019 - 4:45pm

Cllr Tony Hunter, NHDC’s Executive Member for Community Engagement said: "We are delighted that we can now move forward and get the Museum fully open. Work to complete the final fit-out can now be kick-started, including completing the displays and building the café and the Museum shop. It is going to be a truly fantastic facility for the people of North Hertfordshire to enjoy, with never before seen items on display."

Hitchin Town Hall Ltd finalises sale of 14/15 Brand Street to North Hertfordshire District Council

30/01/2019 - 4:30pm

The North Hertfordshire Museum came one step closer to fully opening today, 30 January 2019, following the completion of the sale of 14/15 Brand Street by Hitchin Town Hall Ltd ("HTH Ltd") to North Hertfordshire District Council ("Council").

Arson attack closes public toilets at Howard Park, Letchworth

28/01/2019 - 3:30pm

The toilets at Howard Park in Letchworth have been closed to the public after an arson attack caused severe damage to one of the cubicles.

The Police and Fire brigade were called out on the evening of Friday 25 January following reports of a fire at the toilets, which are owned and managed by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC). A canister of lighter fluid was found at the scene and had been used to cause significant damage to the toilets.

Superintendent Julie Wheatley recognised at Full Council

18/01/2019 - 12:00pm

At a meeting of NHDC’s Full Council on 17 January, recently promoted Superintendent Julie Wheatley was recognised for the exceptional contribution she has made to the North Hertfordshire Community, and Councillors placed on record their sincere thanks and appreciation for her service.

Paving stone unveiled to honour local hero

14/01/2019 - 12:15pm

A commemorative paving stone to honour the Hitchin solider, 2nd Lt. Frank Edward Young, was officially unveiled on Sunday 13 January 2019.  The stone was provided by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government as part of a national programme to commemorate the First World War.