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North Herts splash parks: Statement from North Herts District Council

10/07/2020 - 9:45am

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 urged to help aid county's recovery

10/07/2020 - 9:30am

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.

NHDC awards grant to boost health and wellbeing of school children in Hitchin

07/07/2020 - 4:30pm

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.

NHDC awards grant to Talking Newspaper

03/07/2020 - 11:45am

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.

NHDC awards over £1.3m in discretionary grants to local businesses

30/06/2020 - 4:45pm

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.

Statement: Reopening of NHDC's Playgrounds

30/06/2020 - 4:45pm

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.

Baldock Beer Festival to get £1000 boost to 'bounce back' in 2021

29/06/2020 - 5:15pm

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 welcomes back visitors

29/06/2020 - 3:15pm

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).