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Play your part and wear a face covering in Hertfordshire

17/08/2020 - 9:45am

Heroes don’t wear capes they wear face coverings so please continue to play your part in Hertfordshire and wear one to prevent the spread of coronavirus and save lives, that’s the message from Hertfordshire’s county council, district and borough councils, emergency services and our local NHS.

Business Support Grant funding ends soon in North Herts - apply before it's too late

07/08/2020 - 1:45pm

North Herts District Council (NHDC) are urging businesses in the district to apply for Business Support Grant funding if they haven’t already, before the grant scheme permanently closes on 28 August.

Business Support Grants were created by the UK Government to financially support businesses in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic. NHDC has acted as an administrator on behalf of the Government, awarding grant funding to eligible businesses in the district.

Two sets of funding are available:

Don’t lose your voice - residents in North Herts urged to look out for their voter registration details from NHDC

04/08/2020 - 10:45am

Local residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date.

With elections scheduled to take place in North Herts in May 2021, this is an important opportunity for residents to make sure they can take part.

The annual canvass ensures that North Herts District Council (NHDC) can keep the electoral register up to date, identifying any residents who are not registered so that they can be encouraged to do so. They would then be able take part in any future elections.

Howard Park and Gardens Play Areas Consultation – have your say

28/07/2020 - 12:15pm

The play areas at Howard Park and Gardens in Letchworth are set to have an upgrade, and we need your views on how they could be improved.

North Herts District Council (NHDC) and Groundwork East* are inviting residents to complete a short online survey. This is an opportunity for local people, particularly parents, to identify potential improvements and help shape the future of the play areas for their children. Following the results of the consultation, Groundwork will begin the process of preparing detailed designs for the play areas.

Are you ready to Play Your Part to protect your community?

23/07/2020 - 9:00am

Organisations across Hertfordshire are appealing to the public to play their part in preventing outbreaks of Covid-19 in the county.

As part of a countywide ‘Stay Safe Hertfordshire: Play Your Part’ campaign, residents are being reminded that the most important things you can do to help reduce the spread of coronavirus are to:

NHDC urges park visitors not to be litter tossers

20/07/2020 - 3:45pm

New hard-hitting anti-litter posters are being put up in North Hertfordshire’s parks and green spaces telling litter droppers, ‘Don’t be a tosser’.

The posters are North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) response to a recent deluge of littering in parks and green spaces in the district, which have been heavily used by residents during the coronavirus outbreak.

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

20/07/2020 - 3:15pm

A Hitchin man has been prosecuted for failing to legally and appropriately dispose of his waste in North Hertfordshire.

At Stevenage Magistrates Court on Wednesday 15 July, Mr Nallamby Anantharajah of Stevenage Road, Hitchin, 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.

North Herts leisure centres and indoor pools get ready to reopen

15/07/2020 - 5:45pm

North Herts District Council (NHDC) and SLL are pleased to announce that the final preparations are being made to their leisure centres and indoor pools in Hitchin, Letchworth and Royston to make sure that they are safe for customers and staff to return on 25 July 2020.

There will be a number of changes within the centres to ensure that customers feel comfortable and safe and can use the facilities in complete confidence. These include one way systems and signage to guide customers on how to act safely and responsibly.