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Council set to save £29k by dog owners using litter bins for dog waste

23/03/2017 - 9:15am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is set to rebrand its litter bins to accept dog waste from April 2017 in a bid to save £29,000 a year. Instead, dog walkers will be encouraged to bag and dispose of dog waste in their purple bins or park litter bins across the district.

Who is taking your waste and where is it going?

22/03/2017 - 12:00pm

Fly-tipping and disposing of household waste responsibly is the theme of an event being organised by North Herts Community Safety Partnership at Hitchin’s Market Place, on Friday 31 March.

The event is in association with the national Keep Britain Tidy ‘Crime not to Care’ campaign. The campaign hopes to raise awareness as fly-tipping is on the increase nationally.

Park Ranger takes Forest School to Hillshott

21/03/2017 - 3:30pm

One hundred children from Hillshott Infant and Nursery School in Letchworth took part in Forest School earlier this week, led by North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC’s) Park Ranger Tanya Dickson.

During the two morning sessions Mrs Dickson, who is park ranger for Howard Park and Gardens, encouraged the children to make art work from natural materials like branches and leaves from the school site. They also took part in making clay faces to decorate trees in the school grounds.

Funding boost for football and nutrition weight loss programme for men

17/03/2017 - 2:00pm

The Alpha Programme, created to promote weight loss, health and wellbeing and football to hard to reach groups of men, was awarded £850 by North Hertfordshire District Council’s Letchworth Area Committee at a meeting last week (8 March), subject to completion of the necessary formalities.

Young people get a taste of prison life

17/03/2017 - 11:45am

Twenty young people who attended the youth club at Westmill Community Centre in Hitchin on Friday (10 March), had the opportunity to experience what being in a prison cell is like, when they took part in the initiative ‘Prison! Me! No-way!’

‘Prison! Me! No-way’ is a charity project that aims to raise awareness among young people about the causes, consequences and penalties of committing a crime.  The project was organised by North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Community Safety team in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and Youth Connexions.

Absolute Beginner Running - Learn to Run

14/03/2017 - 2:45pm

If you've always wanted to get into running and never had the chance or confidence to do so, now is the time to start!

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), in partnership with the Royston Runners, is offering free beginners courses to take you from couch to 5k runner! Designed for those who have never run before, the courses will help build up your fitness and keep you motivated every step of the way.

Matisse’s ‘Drawing with Scissors’ exhibition comes to Hitchin Town Hall

14/03/2017 - 11:00am

Henri Matisse’s posthumous prints of his famous cut-outs are coming to Hitchin Town Hall on 1 April to 6 May 2017.

Matisse: Drawing with Scissors - Late Works 1950-1954 is part of the Hayward Touring Exhibition from the Southbank Centre. It features 35 posthumous prints of the famous cut-outs that he produced in the last four years of his life, when confined to his bed. It includes many of his iconic images, such as The Snail and the Blue Nudes.

Forest School Yurt Funded by NHDC

14/03/2017 - 10:30am

An exciting community project set within the walls of a Victorian former kitchen garden in St Paul’s Walden has been awarded £1,656 from North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Southern Rural Area Committee, subject to completion of the necessary formalities.

Within the Walls Garden Project is part of the Down The Woods Forest School, which focuses on improving the physical and mental health and well-being of children and adults by getting them outdoors. 

Folk Festival gets funding boost

14/03/2017 - 10:15am

Kimpton Folk Festival has been awarded £1,000 from North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Southern Rural Committee.

Now in its second year, the festival is set to take place on Saturday 1 July at the village’s Memorial Hall, Kimpton Parish Church, the Village Green, The Boot Public House and the Dacre Rooms.

The festival is run by a registered charity and has a voluntary management committee of 10 people with a further 60 or so volunteers who help run the event.

NHDC awards grant to Clean Up Hitchin

13/03/2017 - 3:00pm

Clean Up Hitchin, which aims to raise awareness of the problems associated with littering, has been awarded £2,400 by North Hertfordshire District Councils (NHDC) Hitchin Area Committee, subject to completion of the necessary formalities.