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NHDC funding helps Bygrave Handbell Ringers ring in the changes

28/06/2019 - 1:15pm

A Bygrave based club that brings musical enjoyment to local community groups and events in North Herts, has been awarded £700* by North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Baldock and District Committee to help buy new hand-bells (24 June).

The Bygrave Handbell Ringers were formed 20 years ago and currently has 11 volunteer ringers. The grant funding will be used to purchase four new handbells, which will allow new members to join.

Funding awarded to prevent knife and gang crime in Letchworth schools

27/06/2019 - 4:15pm

An organisation that provides education workshops that tackle social issues and build young people’s self esteem and confidence was awarded £1,200* at a meeting of North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC’s) Letchworth Committee (19 June).

KIP Education CIC will use the funding to run a number of gang and knife crime related workshops for 400 children aged 13 – 14 years old at Highfield and Fearnhill Schools in Letchworth.

These workshops will focus on a number of areas including:

Grant success for community groups in Hitchin

25/06/2019 - 9:30am

North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Hitchin Committee awarded a number of grants to benefit local community groups at its Committee Meeting on 18 June *.

The wait is almost over… North Hertfordshire Museum to open its doors

24/06/2019 - 11:15am

Come down to the North Hertfordshire Museum on Saturday 6 July at 10.30am and see the entrance doors officially open for the first time. Take in the sights and join in the family activities on offer throughout the day.

Bringing the history of North Hertfordshire to life, the Museum has something for everyone - art, archaeology, nature, football, toys, even a Victorian chemist’s shop counter.

The Museum boasts a new entrance hall with a welcome desk, a shop selling exclusive local cards and gifts, and a café selling a selection of delicious food and drinks.

Great Ashby District Park springs into action with new fitness equipment

21/06/2019 - 4:00pm

A new trim trail has just launched at Great Ashby District Park, on the north eastern edge of Stevenage.

The trim trail, which is made up of wooden fitness equipment dotted along a circular route in the park, encourages visitors to follow the route and complete a series of exercises along the way. The equipment is free to use and includes a press up bench, monkey bars, sit up platform, parallel bars, gate climb, chin up station, leapfrog posts and a log stack.

Annual road spring clean recovers tonnes of litter from North Herts roads

21/06/2019 - 3:15pm

An annual litter clean-up along some of North Hertfordshire’s busiest roads has recovered over 200 tonnes of rubbish.

The litter, which had been discarded from passing vehicles, was strewn along the roadsides of the A505 Hitchin to Luton road, A505 Baldock to Royston road, A505 Baldock to Letchworth Gate and the A602 Wymondley Bypass.

Waste collection delays in Knebworth

19/06/2019 - 2:00pm

Due to operational issues, the following streets in Knebworth did not have their recycling waste collections yesterday (Tuesday 18 June). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Waste crews are working to catch up on these collections so please continue to leave your bin out if your recycling has not been collected.

The roads affected are:

Waste collection delays in Royston (Monday 17 June)

17/06/2019 - 10:45am

Due to staff sickness levels, the following streets in Royston will not have their regular waste collections today (Monday 17 June). We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. All waste collections should be completed by the end of tomorrow (Tuesday), so please continue to leave your bin out.

The roads affected are:

NHDC Announces new Council Leader and Cabinet

22/05/2019 - 4:00pm

A new Labour Leader of the Council and Labour / Liberal Democrat joint administration were announced at a meeting of NHDC’s Annual Council last night (21).

Cllr Martin Stears-Handscomb is now Leader of the Council. Cllr Stears-Handscomb said of his appointment: "It's an honour and a challenge to be elected Leader. I commit myself to work for all the people of North Hertfordshire and my particular concern is that we ensure we serve all our residents and reach out to those who all too often miss out."