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Opening of the Outdoor Pools: Statement from North Herts District Council and Stevenage Leisure Ltd (SLL)

01/03/2021 - 4:15pm

North Herts District Council (NHDC) and SLL are pleased to announce that the Outdoor Pools in Hitchin and Letchworth are set to open at the end of May, provided that Government restrictions are lifted in the expected timescales.

Plans to extend the season beyond the usual closing date (early September) are to be considered by NHDC’s Cabinet on 16 March. Due to the current ongoing government restrictions and social distancing measures in place, we will not be opening the pools before 29 May.

Tree planting project gets the greenlight

23/02/2021 - 11:30am

 A tree planting project that encourages people living in North Herts to plant a free tree in their garden, has been given the green light in North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) annual budget.

Subject to availability of suitable trees, in total up to 10,000 free trees will be provided later this year to residents on a first come, first served basis to help create an ‘urban forest’ in the district. Trees provided will be small saplings and easily transportable from a collection point to people’s homes.

Community safety survey launches in North Herts

23/02/2021 - 11:00am

North Herts residents are being asked to raise any neighbourhood safety concerns they may have, in a new online survey.

Launched this week by the North Herts Community Safety Partnership (NHCSP), the anonymous survey invites residents to provide feedback on crime, disorder and nuisance issues in their local area. Responses given will assist the partnership in prioritising resources in North Herts and will be used to inform and create a new Community Safety Action Plan for the district.

70 or older and haven’t got a COVID-19 vaccination appointment? Book now!

15/02/2021 - 9:45am

People aged 70 and over, those who are clinically extremely vulnerable and front line health and social care staff who have not yet had their first COVID vaccination, are being urged to contact the NHS now to arrange a jab.

The call is part of a drive to ensure that everyone who is most at risk from COVID-19 can get protected as quickly as possible.

Council budget agreed for 2021/2022

12/02/2021 - 3:30pm

At a meeting of North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Full Council on 11 February, Councillors agreed the budget for 2021/2022.

The budget takes into account the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with a predicted £2.2 million shortfall of income and additional expenditure due to this, which the Council will meet from its financial reserves.

Plans for Town Lodge move forward

05/02/2021 - 11:00am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) and Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation (LGCHF) are pleased to announce the plans to redevelop Town Lodge and adjacent properties located on Gernon Road, Letchworth Garden City.

After some years of lying empty, the site is to be redeveloped by Croudace Homes Limited, who have been granted planning permission to build two detached buildings comprising of 9 flats and one office building, following demolition of the existing buildings.  The office element is expected to accommodate Croudace’s regional headquarters. 

New grant funding available for North Herts businesses

04/02/2021 - 4:00pm

A new round of Additional Restrictions Grants (ARG) has opened at North Herts District Council (NHDC) to help businesses that have been financially affected by the latest national lockdown that have not qualified for any other mandatory business grants.

The ARG grants will help to support eligible business ratepayers, with the addition of some non-ratepayers including market traders and homeworkers, which includes sectors such as driving instructors

Flags flown at half mast in memory of Captain Tom

03/02/2021 - 3:00pm

Cllr Martin Stears-Handscomb, Leader of the Council said: “Today, in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore and all of the people whom we have lost due to Covid-19, our flags are flying at half-mast. Captain Tom was a beacon of light and a source of inspiration to so many of us in these troubling times. The work he did to raise an astonishing amount of money for the NHS was absolutely incredible. Our deepest sympathies go out to his family and to all those who have lost loved ones.”