In light of the Government’s announcement that outdoor pools can reopen from 11 July, it is with considerable regret that we have to inform our customers that we will not be opening either Hitchin or Letchworth outdoor pool this summer season.
Following the Government’s announcement that outdoor water parks can reopen from 11 July, unfortunately we need to make residents aware that it will not be possible to reopen any of our splash parks in Baldock, Hitchin and Royston, or the paddling pool at Howard Park in Letchworth with such short notice. To recommission the facilities, ensure sufficient attendants are available and carry out the numerous operational tasks required to open them, will take significantly longer than one working day.
Community leaders, groups and other representatives are being urged to complete an online survey to help shape Hertfordshire’s recovery from the impacts of coronavirus.
The call comes from Hertfordshire's local resilience forum (LRF), a countywide alliance of local authorities, NHS, emergency services, the local enterprise partnership and others supporting communities through the impacts of the pandemic.
The registered charity Phase has been awarded £1925 by North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Hitchin Committee at its meeting on 30 June.
Phase was established in 2002 and supports the development of wellbeing in young people aged 5-18. The organisation prides itself on being there for young people, to provide support, encouragement and to equip them for life.
Stevenage and North Herts Talking News has been awarded a grant of £1,523.00 by North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) Area Committees.
Stevenage and North Herts Talking News produce a free weekly audio version of local newspaper news items and letters, together with national magazine articles, which they distribute to blind and partially sighted residents across Baldock, Hitchin, Letchworth, Royston & Stevenage, as well as the surrounding villages.
North Herts District Council (NHDC) has today announced that it will be paying out over £1.3 million in discretionary grants to over 200 small businesses in North Herts.
Discretionary grants were designed for businesses who have been financially impacted due to the coronavirus pandemic but were not eligible for previous government support schemes.
The Council’s intention was to help as many businesses as possible with the available funding. A total of 281 businesses applied, 213 qualified and NHDC has awarded funding to all of them.
Unfortunately we will not be reopening any of our playgrounds or outdoor gym equipment on 4 July. The health and safety of our residents and visitors is our priority and therefore we need time to consider the practical implications of the recently issued Government guidance on reopening. It is however our intention to reopen as soon as practical and we would like to thank you for your understanding during these challenging times. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further updates.
Organisers of the Independent Baldock Beer Festival have been awarded a grant of £1,000 to help the festival “bounce back” next year. North Herts District Council’s (NHDC) Baldock Committee awarded the grant at its meeting last week (22 June).
North Hertfordshire Museum will welcome visitors again on 4 July, when it reopens its doors for a series of free guided tours.
Visitors will be shown around the Museum by tour guides, who will share detailed knowledge and stories about the exhibitions at the Museum.
A highlight to see is the ‘Rembrandt in Print’ exhibition, which is at the Museum until 2 August. The exhibition is on loan from the Ashmolean Museum and features work from world renowned artist Rembrandt van Rijn (1606 – 1669).
A puppetry project for disadvantaged children and a North Herts based community centre recently received grant funding totalling more than £3,500* at a virtual meeting of North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Southern Rural Committee on 25 June.