North Hertfordshire Museum is delighted to announce the successful purchase of an oil painting by famous artist William Ratcliffe (1870 – 1955). This was made possible thanks to exceptionally generous grant-aid from the Hertfordshire Heritage Fund, the Arts Council England/V & A Purchase Grant Fund and Art Fund.
North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) Healthy Hub has launched a campaign that hopes to bring joy to residents who might be spending Christmas alone this year.
Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of the Covid Winter Plan, the Government has confirmed that from 2 December, Hertfordshire will be placed in Tier 2: High Alert of the revised three-tiered system of local restrictions.
East Herts District Council and North Herts District Council have joined forces to help people to shop safe, shop local with the ‘Reopening the High Street Safely Campaign to the Public’, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
NHDC awards funding to the Black Squirrel Credit Union to tackle homelessness in North Herts
North Herts District Council (NHDC) has awarded the Black Squirrel Credit Union a grant of £75,000 to enable it to offer affordable loans to vulnerable residents to help prevent and relieve homelessness in the district.
Two new business grants have been announced to help support businesses during the latest national lockdown.
North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is administering the grant schemes in the district on behalf of the government.
Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)
The LRSG is now open for applications from businesses that occupy premises and have been told to close by the government. These include non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.
The thresholds that apply are:
UK Businesses: Don’t get caught out by the new rules that will come into force at the end of the transition period at the end of 2020.
A Parish Council in North Herts has received grant funding to help them monitor aircraft noise.
Kings Walden Parish Council received £1,500 from North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Southern Rural Committee towards the purchase of aircraft noise monitoring equipment.
The village of Breachwood Green is located directly under the flight path for London Luton Airport and noise from the aircraft can impact significantly on the daily lives of residents who live in the village and the surrounding areas.
NHDC has been appointed by the Government as administrator of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) and the Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme (ARG) for North Hertfordshire. These schemes are designed to help support businesses during this national lockdown. After receiving instruction on this late last week from Government, we are currently setting up the system in order to process applications swiftly and accurately to help support local businesses.
This Remembrance Sunday we are urging residents to ‘Remember at Home’ due to the national lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic.
Services in Hitchin and Royston are available to stream from the comfort of your home, see details below.
A small number of events will be proceeding at War Memorials in the district but access to these events will be greatly restricted in line with government guidance.