The Health and Social Care Secretary announced yesterday (14 December) that parts of Hertfordshire (Broxbourne, Hertsmere, Watford and Three Rivers) are to move in to Tier 3 - Very High Alert Level restrictions from Wednesday 16 December. Although North Hertfordshire remains under Tier 2 (High Alert Level) restrictions for now, it is important that everyone continues to play their part in helping to stop the spread of coronavirus.
North Hertfordshire District Council is urging everyone to check the changes to the waste and recycling collection dates over the festive period.
Waste collections will continue as normal in the run up to Christmas. After Christmas Day the bin collections will be later than usual for the following two weeks. Bin collections will return to normal on Monday 18 January 2021.
Collection date changes are as follows:
A garden that brings tranquillity and peace to the heart of Hitchin, is set to benefit from a new sculpture thanks to funding from North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) Hitchin Committee.
The Hitchin Quaker Meeting Peace Garden, located on the corner of Paynes Park and Bedford Road has been granted £2,000* towards the cost of a specially commissioned stainless steel sculpture called ‘Unity’. The sculpture will act as a focal point in the garden and will comprise of two intertwined loops that seek to encourage thoughts of connectedness and balance.
To mark Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) 2021, North Herts District Council (NHDC) is calling on children aged 5 -11 to submit a poster, and young people aged 12-18, a piece of creative writing, which celebrate the people, groups, places and objects which bring us light in times of darkness.
The competition reflects the theme for HMD 2021 ‘Be the light in the darkness’, which encourages everyone to reflect and learn about other cultures, community cohesion and appreciating the diversity of people's different backgrounds and circumstances.
North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Royston Committee have granted a total of nearly £2,500* to three community-based groups that work with children and teenagers.
Christmas shopping won’t be quite the same this year, but with the High Streets re-opened, North Herts District Council (NHDC) is encouraging residents to shop safe, shop local.
Cllr Keith Hoskins, NHDC’s Executive Member for Enterprise and Co-operative Development, explains:
North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Chair’s Volunteer Achievement Awards are now open for nominations.
These awards recognise individuals who voluntarily help to support their communities, and work tirelessly give up their spare time to help improve the lives and the environment of others in North Herts.
There are four different categories for the awards:
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.