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Changes to our services

04/11/2020 - 3:45pm

Further to the Prime Minister's announcement on 31 October 2020 that England will be going into a national lockdown from tomorrow (5 November), there will be some changes to a limited number of North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) services.

We are committed to keeping as many of our services running as possible, however our focus will be to maintain essential services to support the most vulnerable residents in North Herts.

In line with Government guidance, the following services will be affected: 

Coronavirus - Service changes and updates

02/11/2020 - 4:45pm

Following the announcement of a lockdown for England from Thursday, we are currently awaiting more detailed information from Government about the implications of this for our services. A further statement will follow with details of any service changes and closures. In the meantime please do contact our customer services team if you need any support on 01462 474000, or you can find lots of information on our website.

Abandoned vehicle owner prosecuted by Council

29/10/2020 - 3:45pm

An owner of an abandoned car has been prosecuted by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC).

Ms Jennie Johnson of Ellice in Letchworth Garden City was charged with abandoning her car under the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978.

The car, a blue Vauxhall Corsa, had been abandoned on private land in Letchworth that belonged to housing association settle and in February this year, settle contacted NHDC to report the abandoned car. An investigation was then carried out by NHDC’s Environmental Crime Officers.

NHDC’s Letchworth Committee awards grants to two community groups

29/10/2020 - 11:00am

North Herts District Council (NHDC)’s Letchworth committee has awarded grant funding to the Letchworth Settlement and the 7th Letchworth Scouts at its virtual meeting on 14 October.

The Letchworth Settlement, which has operated as an independently run education centre since 1920, is home to a huge number of the town’s best-loved groups and societies. Providing educational and creative courses and workshops, as well as rooms for hire by community groups including a young persons’ dance school, the centre was hit hard by the pandemic restrictions. 

Joint statement from David Williams, Leader of Hertfordshire County Council, and Jim McManus, Director of Public Health at Hertfordshire County Council

28/10/2020 - 3:15pm

“In recent weeks we’ve seen a significant increase in coronavirus cases across all parts of Hertfordshire, and across people of all ages.

“While Hertfordshire is currently in Tier One – the medium alert level – if cases continue to rise at the current rate it is only a matter of time before we need to move up to Tier Two, with all the extra restrictions that will bring.

NHDC awards Covid-19 grants to t he Royston Day Centre and Herts Viewpoint

27/10/2020 - 3:00pm

Two community and voluntary organisations have been awarded grants from North Herts District Council’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Community Support Fund.

The fund has been set up to help community and voluntary organisations in North Herts who are supporting the districts most vulnerable residents. Grants allocated from the fund so far total over £73,000.

The two additional projects awarded grants in October were:

Half term food help for families

27/10/2020 - 9:15am

The national campaign against food poverty led by Marcus Rashford has highlighted the harsh reality faced by families reliant on Free School Meals during the school holidays. This year, the pandemic has added to the pressure on families to manage over the school breaks.

North Herts celebrates as parks and green spaces win Green Flag Awards

23/10/2020 - 11:00am

Five parks and nature reserves in North Hertfordshire are raising their Green Flag Awards with pride this month, in a year when millions of people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep.

North Herts District Council (NHDC) managed parks and nature reserves that have received Green Flag Awards include: