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New action points approved for North Herts Climate Change Strategy

17/03/2021 - 10:15am

At a meeting of North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) Cabinet last night, Councillors approved an updated Climate Change Strategy to further help tackle climate change in the district.

NHDC has agreed to reduce the Council’s own carbon emissions by targeting:

NHDC announces new Additional Restriction grant to support the hospitality sector

16/03/2021 - 3:15pm

North Herts District Council (NHDC) has launched a new one-off payment scheme to aid the recovery of businesses in the hospitality sector, specifically pubs, restaurants and cafes, as they prepare to re-open in April.

With hospitality venues permitted to serve food and drink outdoors from 12 April, as set out in the Government’s roadmap, many may need to make adjustments to their premises in order to be able to open their doors again.

NHDC’s Letchworth Committee award almost five thousand pounds to community groups

16/03/2021 - 11:45am

North Herts District Council (NHDC)’s Letchworth committee has awarded grant funding to Open Art Box CIC, Transition Town Letchworth and Wilbury and Icknield School Parents Association at its virtual meeting on 10 March 2021.

Art Box CIC were awarded a grant of £2,500 to assist the group with delivering home workshop packs for people living with dementia and their care givers who are shielding at home during the pandemic. The packs, delivered weekly, contain art materials, instructions and the tools needed to aid accessibility.

Census day is here

16/03/2021 - 11:30am

With March 21 literally around the corner, Census 2021 is in full swing in Hertfordshire.

The letters, with your unique access codes, have all gone out and responses are already coming in.

“A successful census will help give the best picture of the needs of everyone living in England and Wales,” Iain Bell, deputy national statistician at the Office for National Statistics, said.

Council’s Southern Rural Committee helps fund local community projects

12/03/2021 - 11:00am

Four community projects recently received a total of over £4,500 from North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) Southern Rural Committee.


Down the Woods CIC received £890* to run six Forest School sessions for adults. The sessions, which will take place in Hitch Wood near St Pauls Walden, will welcome adults with social isolation or mental health issues to get involved in the great outdoors.

Voters urged to register in time to have their say in May

09/03/2021 - 1:45pm

On Thursday 6 May residents in North Herts will have their say on who represents them at the local election.

In order to vote in these important elections, residents must be on the electoral register. With the deadline to register to vote fast approaching North Herts District Council (NHDC) is urging people who have not registered at their current address to make sure they are registered in time.

Green fingered community project receives funding from Hitchin Committee

05/03/2021 - 4:30pm

A social and therapeutic gardening project which is at the heart of a Hitchin community, recently received funding from North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) Hitchin Committee.

‘Ron’s Plot’, is based at Burford Way allotments in Hitchin and is run by Getting Rooted CIC. The project aims to bring together residents, community groups and businesses from the local area to share advice, information and tips on sustainable gardening.

Local woman pleads guilty to fly-tipping offence in Letchworth Garden City

05/03/2021 - 3:00pm

On 26 February at Stevenage Magistrates Court, Miss Clare Gateson of Kyrkeby, Letchworth Garden City, pleaded guilty to depositing controlled waste (fly-tipping) on land without holding an environmental permit, contrary to section 33(1)(a) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

In October 2019, fly-tipped waste belonging to Miss Gateson was discovered next to garages in Kyrkeby on the Jackmans estate in Letchworth. The fly-tipping included two bags of household waste and old trampoline netting.

Hertfordshire residents playing their part as Covid Information Champions

03/03/2021 - 2:15pm

More than 100 residents have signed up so far to provide clear information on Covid-19, including vaccine advice, to all people across Hertfordshire.

The Covid Information Champions project was launched last month to help residents get the right information in a clear way as well as public health updates, with its main aims being to improve understanding of rules around Covid and to make sure that as many people as possible are having the vaccine. 

NHDC's Chair’s Volunteer Achievement Awards – Winners Announced

02/03/2021 - 11:45am

The winners of this year’s Chair’s Volunteer Achievement Awards were announced by Cllr Terry Tyler on NHDC’s YouTube channel on Friday 26 February 2021.

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.