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Councils Join Forces to Help Region Shop Safe, Shop Local

25/11/2020 - 10:30am

East Herts District Council and North Herts District Council have joined forces to help people to shop safe, shop local with the ‘Reopening the High Street Safely Campaign to the Public’, funded by the European Regional Development Fund and Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.

New grants announced for businesses affected by lockdown

18/11/2020 - 3:00pm

Two new business grants have been announced to help support businesses during the latest national lockdown.

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is administering the grant schemes in the district on behalf of the government.

Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG)

The LRSG is now open for applications from businesses that occupy premises and have been told to close by the government. These include non-essential retail, leisure, personal care, sports facilities and hospitality businesses.
The thresholds that apply are:

Grant funding jets in to help North Herts village monitor aircraft noise

11/11/2020 - 9:15am

A Parish Council in North Herts has received grant funding to help them monitor aircraft noise.

Kings Walden Parish Council received £1,500 from North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Southern Rural Committee towards the purchase of aircraft noise monitoring equipment.

The village of Breachwood Green is located directly under the flight path for London Luton Airport and noise from the aircraft can impact significantly on the daily lives of residents who live in the village and the surrounding areas.

Business support grant funding update

09/11/2020 - 5:00pm

NHDC has been appointed by the Government as administrator of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) and the Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme (ARG) for North Hertfordshire. These schemes are designed to help support businesses during this national lockdown. After receiving instruction on this late last week from Government, we are currently setting up the system in order to process applications swiftly and accurately to help support local businesses.

Honour Remembrance Sunday at home this year to stay safe, council urges

06/11/2020 - 11:45am

This Remembrance Sunday we are urging residents to ‘Remember at Home’ due to the national lockdown and the coronavirus pandemic.

Services in Hitchin and Royston are available to stream from the comfort of your home, see details below.

A small number of events will be proceeding at War Memorials in the district but access to these events will be greatly restricted in line with government guidance.

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.

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.