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Careline wins new contract to support over 500 residents across East Herts

17/02/2017 - 11:45am

Hertfordshire Careline’s Control Centre will now provide support and reassurance to the residents of Network Homes Housing Association, living in Hertford, Ware and surrounding areas.

Spring into action and help clean up North Herts

10/02/2017 - 3:00pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is backing a campaign to get half a million people out and about cleaning up their local communities during March 2017.

The brand new Great British Spring Clean will roll out for the first time in 2017, with a view to it becoming an annual event helping to bring people together and tidy up the country.

Popular Royston play area gets a revamp

10/02/2017 - 11:00am

Work started Friday (3 February) on a £64,000 make-over of the play area at Serby Avenue in Royston.

Groundwork Hertfordshire, on behalf of North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), consulted with local users of the park during August and September to find out about the type of equipment local people would like to see in the park.

Pupils make cards to send to some special new friends

07/02/2017 - 4:00pm

9 young pupils from Norton St Nicholas CofE primary school in Letchworth paid a visit to residents at a Sheltered Scheme as part of a community project organised by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) in partnership with Howard Cottage and the school.

The children and residents chatted and played games together before settling down for drinks and morning cakes as part of a coffee morning held today (Tuesday 7).

Community Youth Champion Project highlights the dangers of substance abuse

06/02/2017 - 1:00pm

Students aged between school years 10 and 12 from North Hertfordshire are giving presentations to peers on the dangers of taking drugs, legal highs and driving after drinking alcohol.

Today’s event (3 February) made up the first phase of the initiative. Herts Fire and Rescue in partnership with North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), selected students and invited them to attend an informative event at Baldock Fire Station.

Baldock Fire Station’s defibrillator means anyone can be a lifesaver

06/02/2017 - 10:00am

Fire fighters at Baldock Fire Station have been promoting their new defibrillator, which is installed on the outside wall of the station so that in an emergency - anyone can save a life.

A defibrillator gives a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is an essential life saving step in the chain of survival.

End of an era for 43 year old community centre

30/01/2017 - 1:00pm

An old community centre in Hitchin was demolished this morning, after being a central part of the community for over 43 years. A new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) for local young people to use and enjoy will be built in the old centre’s place.

Forest School is a huge success

26/01/2017 - 1:15pm

Fifteen children took part in Forest School last Sunday at Norton Common in Letchworth.

The free event, which took place from 1.30-3pm, encouraged the children to make bows and arrows from branches from Hazel trees, beads from Elder trees and decorations from natural materials.

The children aged between 5 and 12 years also roasted marshmallows on a fire and shot specially made targets with the bows and arrows they had made.

Council appeal after waste dumped in cemetery

20/01/2017 - 10:30am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is appealing to the public to come forward with any information relating to a fly-tipping incident in a cemetery, which saw a large amount of waste dumped just meters from where people have been laid to rest.

The fly-tipping at Wilbury Hills cemetery in Letchworth, took place sometime around 12 January. Among the waste dumped illegally was a trampoline, child’s electrical motorbike, a scooter, a whirlwind hoover, industrial paving sealant drums, floorboards, carpets, metal poles and electrical cabling.

Community Grants available from North Hertfordshire District Council

17/01/2017 - 5:00pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) offers community grants, generally between £200 and £2000, to help get projects off the ground which will be of benefit to the local community.