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Housing Benefit and Council Tax Fraudster Convicted

16/01/2018 - 3:30pm

A Letchworth woman has been prosecuted after pleading guilty to four charges relating to fraudulent claims for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reductions totalling almost £17,000 between 2011 & 2015.

Roman artefacts secured for North Hertfordshire Museum

16/01/2018 - 11:15am

North Hertfordshire Museum is celebrating after being awarded grant funding to keep locally discovered Roman treasures in the district.

The artefacts which include Egyptian patterned glass bowls dating back to AD200, Roman jugs, cups, plates and an iron lamp, have been classed as the third most significant discovery of its kind in recent years.

NHDC’s public toilets win ‘Loo of the Year Awards’

12/01/2018 - 3:15pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) has cleaned up at the ‘Loo of the Year Awards’ by receiving national recognition for all three of its public conveniences.

Toilets at Howard Park Gardens in Letchworth, Fish Hill in Royston and The Arcade in Hitchin were each awarded platinum certificates for their high standard of maintenance and cleanliness.

Look out for fraudulent email claiming to be from NHDC

04/01/2018 - 2:45pm

Several residents have informed us about an email they have received purporting to come from NHDC, regarding the sale of a property with a 'Memorandum of Sale' document attached.

The message states that a property has been sold subject to contract, and that "a copy of the Memorandum of Sale, together with a copy of the sales particulars" is attached to the email. It goes on to ask the recipient to "arrange for a Draft Contract to be sent to the buyer's solicitors." The message signs off with "Yours sincerely, Customer Service, North Hertfordshire District Council."

Bin collections affected by the cold weather

27/12/2017 - 11:15am

Update - 4:15pm 29 December

Bin collections are now up to date.

We are currently working to the temporary Christmas and New Year bin collection timetable. You can check your bin collection date here:

Hertfordshire’s Year of Physical Activity springs into action

27/12/2017 - 10:30am

A campaign is launching on 01 January 2018 to encourage people across Hertfordshire to become more active. Hertfordshire’s Year of Physical Activity 2018 (Herts YOPA) aims to inspire residents, both young and old, to become more active and get involved in sports and physical activities.

A new theme will launch each month to reach out to and involve different sectors of society in physical activities. Themes will include:

  • New year, new you
  • Workplace wellbeing

  • Women and girls

Christmas office opening hours and bin collections

22/12/2017 - 12:15pm

We would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

The Council offices will close at 5pm on Friday 22 December and will reopen at 9am on Wednesday 27 December. They will close again at 5pm on Friday 29 December and reopen at 9am on Tuesday 2 January.

Waste and recycling collections

Sports Awards recognise volunteer's contribution to sport

18/12/2017 - 2:45pm

Two schools in North Hertfordshire, three sports coaches and a head teacher received awards at a sports event last month (28 November) which recognised the time and energy that volunteers give to sport in the district.

The awards celebrate the massive contributions that volunteer coaches, instructors, officials, administrators or helpers at sports clubs make towards developing sport locally.

Community based horse patrol canters into North Hertfordshire

15/12/2017 - 12:00pm

A forward-thinking initiative that works with local horse riders to combat rural crime, launched last week (8 December) in Kelshall near Royston.

The Community Horse Patrol Scheme (CHiPS) is run by the Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) working in partnership with North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC).

Grants galore for community projects in Hitchin

14/12/2017 - 2:30pm

North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Hitchin Area Committee awarded grants totalling over £4,000 to local worthy causes last week (5 December).*

Cllr Nicola Harris, NHDC’s Chairman for the Hitchin Area Committee said: "We are delighted to be able to grant funds to such a diverse range of projects within Hitchin. The funding will support these chartable causes and community groups and will provide a vital lifeline, sometimes literally, for local people and wildlife."