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Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search – find Wally in the North Hertfordshire Museum!

30/09/2020 - 6:00pm

This Halloween, Wally, the world’s favourite children’s book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – will be travelling the country, appearing in museums, including the North Hertfordshire Museum in Hitchin.

Families will be able to join the search for Wally at the North Hertfordshire Museum as part of the Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search, organised by Walker Books and Kids in Museums, to celebrate the release of the new book, Where’s Wally? Spooky Spotlight Search.

North Herts Museum marks Black History Month with new display

30/09/2020 - 9:15am

North Hertfordshire Museum is contributing to this year’s Black History Month with a display of objects relating to the contribution Black people have made to our district’s history.

The display includes historic photographs and a medal commemorating William IV’s achievement, which included the outlawing of slavery. The display will also feature a document from 1819 listing slaves on Upper and Lower Pearl Estate in Grenada at the time they were sold to John Goodson in 1819.

Still time to sign up to NHDC's garden waste service

25/09/2020 - 2:30pm

We offer a fortnightly collection of garden waste from your brown bin. The year-round service is easy to join and costs £40 for 12 months. We already have more than 16,000 people who use the service. In 2019/20 we collected over 9,000 tonnes of garden waste which was turned into compost or reused on farmland.

This year’s subscription starts on the 1 October so there is still time to sign up for collections, without disrupting your current service if you are an existing subscriber. Why not sign up via Direct Debit and avoid having to re-subscribe each year!

Statement: public event concerns during coronavirus pandemic

24/09/2020 - 4:30pm

"There’s currently a really difficult line to be drawn between keeping our local community as safe as possible from Covid-19 infection and still making sure that people have the opportunity to enjoy what is left of the summer and early autumn.

“We have seen on Facebook and Twitter this weekend that some North Herts residents are worried about the safety of some public events happening in our towns and villages.

Bedfordshire man pleads guilty to fly-tipping offence in Letchworth Garden City

16/09/2020 - 5:00pm

On 8 September at Stevenage Magistrates Court, via video link from Kempston police station, Mr Jamie Johnson of Hillfoot Road, Shillington, pleaded guilty to failing in his duty of care to dispose of waste appropriately, contrary to section 34 (1) (A) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Fly-tipped waste belonging to Mr Johnson was discovered at the Wilbury Hills picnic area in Letchworth Garden City. The waste included paving, plasterboard, outer cover for cabling, tyres, car parts, wood, gas cannisters and numerous other items.

Learn to cycle classes coming to Letchworth and Baldock

15/09/2020 - 2:45pm

Are you or someone you know struggling to grasp how to ride a bike? North Herts District Council (NHDC) and the Healthy Hub are running Learn to Cycle sessions in Letchworth and Baldock later this month.

Coming to Baldock from Saturday 26 September 2020 and Letchworth from Saturday 10 October 2020, these one hour 1-to-1 lessons are aimed at helping children, teenagers and adults gain confidence and learn the necessary skills to ride a pedal bike.

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Dates announced for North Hertfordshire Local Plan Hearings

14/09/2020 - 10:00am

Further hearing sessions originally scheduled to take place in March 2020 were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. They have now been re-scheduled to commence on Monday 28 September 2020.

These will take place 'virtually' and the dates for the hearing sessions are as follows:

Urgent advice for Hertfordshire residents who need a COVID test

14/09/2020 - 8:45am

People across Hertfordshire are being urged to keep taking precautions against the COVID-19 virus, as the number of local cases increases, and at a time when some people have had problems booking a test. 

Health leaders across the county are reminding people what they must do if they or someone in their household develops symptoms that might be COVID-19. The number of people testing positive has increased in the last week across the country, including in Hertfordshire. 

Play Your Part and continue to protect others in Hertfordshire

11/09/2020 - 9:15am

Following the recent rise of coronavirus (COVID-19) infections in parts of Hertfordshire, including Dacorum and Hertsmere, we would like to remind our residents that we still need you to play your part in controlling the spread of coronavirus.

Read on to find out more about new measures being introduced next week aimed at suppressing the virus and keeping the number of infections down, and what you can do to help protect yourself and others.