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NHDC’s Latest Response to Coronavirus – 17 March 2020

17/03/2020 - 2:45pm

Cllr Martin Stears-Handscomb, Leader of North Herts District Council (NHDC) said: “NHDC has robust business continuity plans in place to deal with the evolving situation, ensuring we can continue to deliver critical services to North Hertfordshire residents at this difficult time. We have given Councillors, staff and customers advice on how to best protect themselves from the coronavirus and continue to monitor the situation and react to it accordingly, in line with government advice.”

NHDC welcomes cuts to business rates in Spring Budget 2020

16/03/2020 - 3:45pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) welcomed the announcement by Government in its Spring Budget to provide additional help to small businesses with their business rates for the next financial year to help with the Coronavirus outbreak.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a £30 billion package to boost the economy and protect businesses and employees throughout the disruption caused by Covid-19.

Local Plan hearings postponed

13/03/2020 - 12:30pm

The Local Plan examination hearings, scheduled to start on Monday 16 March, have been postponed due to concerns by North Herts District Council (NHDC) and the Planning Inspectorate for the health of residents.

This follows the publication of new advice on Local Plan examinations and coronavirus (Covid-19) yesterday evening by the Planning Inspectorate. This does not require the immediate cancellation of Local Plan examination sessions. However, the Inspector has decided in the circumstances to postpone the hearing sessions to a later date.

Date set for Letchworth Environmental Action Day

03/03/2020 - 4:00pm

Organisations from the North Herts Community Safety Partnership are holding an Environmental Action Day in Letchworth on Friday 06 March, between 10.30am – 12.30pm. If you wish to attend, make your way to the Scout Hut on Icknield Way, Letchworth.

The main aim of the morning, organised by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), is to engage with residents and help to improve feelings of community safety.

North Herts volunteers celebrated at Chair’s Volunteer Achievement Awards

02/03/2020 - 1:15pm

Winners of the annual Chair’s Volunteer Achievement Awards gathered at Hitchin Town Hall on 28 February to receive their much-deserved awards.

The awards, run by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), celebrate volunteers in North Herts who give up their time to help others and make a real difference to the lives of local people and community groups.

North Herts Leisure Centre wins nationally recognised award

02/03/2020 - 10:15am

North Herts Leisure Centre (NHLC) in Letchworth is celebrating after winning a national award for its excellent facilities and customer service.

The Quest National Benchmarking Service* (NBS) Awards judge leisure facilities across the country in a number of different categories, including customer satisfaction, efficiency, access and customer use.

Your opportunity to help inform the Electric Vehicle Strategy for North Herts

28/02/2020 - 3:00pm

As part of North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) commitment to tackling the Climate Emergency, we want your views on electric vehicles and electric vehicle charging.

We are carrying out a short online survey to help inform the development of an Electric Vehicle Strategy, which will set out the Council’s role in helping achieve the Government's ambition of at least half of new cars to be ultra-low emission by 2030, and zero emissions from vehicles by 2050.

Planning web pages unavailable this weekend

28/02/2020 - 2:45pm

Due to essential maintenance, the Planning, Planning Enforcement and Local Plan web pages may be intermittently unavailable this weekend (29 February-1 March). We expect the service to return to normal on Monday 2 March.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Thank you for your patience.