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Public toilets in Hitchin and Royston not open today

15/06/2020 - 11:15am

Unfortunately we are not able to reopen the public toilets at Fish Hill, Royston and the Arcade, Hitchin today. We apologise for any inconvenience, however we need to review our risk assessment regarding reopening, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic and ensuring the safety of toilet users. We will issue a further update once we are able to reopen.

Black Lives Matter - Statement from Joint Administration

12/06/2020 - 4:30pm

North Hertfordshire District Council serves ALL the people of our towns and villages, and that does mean all the people. We are opposed to racism, share the horror of people around the globe at the killing of George Floyd, and stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in the US, the UK and around the world, sharing the vital message that Black Lives Matter.

Public toilets in Hitchin and Royston set to reopen

12/06/2020 - 2:15pm

NHDC is reopening the public toilets in the Arcade, Hitchin and at Fish Hill, Royston, on Monday 15 June, in response to the gradual easing of lockdown restrictions.

Additional signage will be in place to remind people to wash their hands and to follow social distancing requirements within the facilities.

The toilets will be open from 7am to 7pm and they will be cleaned three times a day.

Black Lives Matter

12/06/2020 - 12:00pm

In light of protests by the Black Lives Matter movement and with further protests planned across the county, all eleven leaders of the district, borough and county councils in Hertfordshire, plus the police and crime commissioner, are today issuing the following statement:

“Hertfordshire stands united against every form of discrimination, racism and injustice. The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has reminded us once again that we cannot and should not tolerate racism in any form or from any person.

NHDC grows wild for wildlife

12/06/2020 - 10:00am

North Herts is set to become more biodiversity rich this summer thanks to North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC).

Prompted by feedback from residents asking to have more urban wild meadow areas in the district, the Council is trialling not mowing a selection of grass covered areas in North Herts towns during the summer.

The trial sites include:

NHDC awards grant to ten not for profit groups

10/06/2020 - 12:00pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) has awarded nearly £325,000 to community buildings across North Hertfordshire to help secure their long-term future.

NHDC welcomes new Chair

08/06/2020 - 4:45pm

A new Chair and Vice-Chair of North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) were announced at a meeting of full Council last Thursday (04 June). Cllr Terry Tyler takes the role of Chair, replacing Cllr Jean Green, and Cllr Val Bryant takes the role of Vice-Chair.

Cllr Terry Tyler will hold the position for the next 12 months.  He will announce the charities he will support during his tenure at the next Council Meeting on 09 July 2020.

NHDC launches COVID-19 Community Support Fund

05/06/2020 - 12:15pm

North Herts District Council (NHDC) has launched a Community Fund to support local charities and community groups that are providing essential services to the community during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The fund seeks to support organisations which are either under increased pressure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, or newly created to help their local area.

The fund will be targeted towards three specific areas:

-           Provision of food and essentials

-           Mental Health support (including loneliness caused by isolation)

NHDC launches discretionary business grant scheme

01/06/2020 - 10:00am

North Herts District Council (NHDC) has launched its discretionary business grant scheme after being given the go ahead to use £1.4 million of central government funding to support smaller local businesses.

This scheme is aimed at supporting small businesses that did not qualify under any of the national schemes that were announced at the end of March. Businesses may be eligible if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

•  can demonstrate they have suffered a significant fall in income because of the Covid-19 crisis

Keep up social distancing and enjoy half term at home

22/05/2020 - 1:00pm

‘Keep up social distancing and enjoy half term at home’, appeals Hertfordshire’s Local Resilience Forum (LRF) ahead of this Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend and next week’s school half term holiday.

Hertfordshire’s LRF – a partnership of over 60 organisations including the emergency services, local councils, health services and volunteers, which plans, trains and responds to emergencies together – has been working to coordinate the county’s approach to COVID-19.