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NHDC’s Southern Rural Committee awards grants to community groups

16/12/2020 - 2:15pm

North Herts District Council (NHDC)’s Southern Rural committee has awarded grant funding totalling £2,350 to the FC Comets, Knebworth Football Club and Offley Primary School at its virtual meeting on 10 December*.

The FC Comets were awarded £800 to purchase a new set of metal goal posts to facilitate 5 a-side games of football. The goals will be used by 30-40 children each year and have a long life of at least 10 years.

NHDC Cabinet puts forward financial support package for sports centres

16/12/2020 - 11:30am

At its Cabinet Meeting on 15 December, North Herts District Council (NHDC) proposed a further package of financial support to help maintain sport and leisure provision at the North Herts Leisure Centre, Archers Gym in Hitchin, Hitchin Swim Centre and the Royston Leisure Centre. The measures will be voted on by Full Council on 21 January 2021.

Historic photography exhibition launches at North Hertfordshire Museum

16/12/2020 - 10:15am

North Hertfordshire Museum’s new photography exhibition offers a glimpse into the lives of North Herts residents from bygone times.

Frozen In Time – Early Photographs of North Herts features a series of 48 photographs of North Herts in Victorian and Edwardian times from the museum’s collections. The fascinating images of towns and villages in the district offer a snapshot into the daily lives of people who lived and worked there during those eras.

Statement on Tier 3 restrictions being introduced in parts of Hertfordshire

15/12/2020 - 9:30am

The Health and Social Care Secretary announced yesterday (14 December) that parts of Hertfordshire (Broxbourne, Hertsmere, Watford and Three Rivers) are to move in to Tier 3 - Very High Alert Level restrictions from Wednesday 16 December. Although North Hertfordshire remains under Tier 2 (High Alert Level) restrictions for now, it is important that everyone continues to play their part in helping to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Waste collections are changing over the Christmas period

14/12/2020 - 11:00am

North Hertfordshire District Council is urging everyone to check the changes to the waste and recycling collection dates over the festive period.

Waste collections will continue as normal in the run up to Christmas. After Christmas Day the bin collections will be later than usual for the following two weeks. Bin collections will return to normal on Monday 18 January 2021.

Collection date changes are as follows:

Hitchin Peace Garden receives grant funding for new sculpture

11/12/2020 - 4:00pm

A garden that brings tranquillity and peace to the heart of Hitchin, is set to benefit from a new sculpture thanks to funding from North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) Hitchin Committee.

The Hitchin Quaker Meeting Peace Garden, located on the corner of Paynes Park and Bedford Road has been granted £2,000* towards the cost of a specially commissioned stainless steel sculpture called ‘Unity’. The sculpture will act as a focal point in the garden and will comprise of two intertwined loops that seek to encourage thoughts of connectedness and balance.

NHDC launches youth competition for Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

11/12/2020 - 11:15am

To mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2021, North Herts District Council (NHDC) is calling on children aged 5 -11 to submit a poster, and young people aged 12-18, a piece of creative writing, which celebrate the people, groups, places and objects which bring us light in times of darkness.

The competition reflects the theme for HMD 2021 ‘Be the light in the darkness’, which encourages everyone to reflect and learn about other cultures, community cohesion and appreciating the diversity of people's different backgrounds and circumstances. 

How to Shop Safe, Shop Local this Christmas

09/12/2020 - 2:30pm

Christmas shopping won’t be quite the same this year, but with the High Streets re-opened, North Herts District Council (NHDC) is encouraging residents to shop safe, shop local.

Cllr Keith Hoskins, NHDC’s Executive Member for Enterprise and Co-operative Development, explains:

NHDC launches volunteer achievement awards in North Herts

04/12/2020 - 9:00am

North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Chair’s Volunteer Achievement Awards are now open for nominations.

These awards recognise individuals who voluntarily help to support their communities, and work tirelessly give up their spare time to help improve the lives and the environment of others in North Herts.

There are four different categories for the awards: