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Grant success for community projects in Royston

07/12/2018 - 12:30pm

North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Royston & District Committee awarded over £2,000 in support of projects that will benefit the community in Royston at its meeting last week (28 November). The grants are subject to completion of the necessary formalities.

NHDC to hold free office furniture giveaway

03/12/2018 - 12:45pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is opening the doors of its old offices in Letchworth to offer local community groups, businesses and residents the opportunity to have some of its unwanted office furniture for free.

The office furniture was unable to be used in the recent move back to the NHDC Headquarters in Gernon Road and NHDC has been looking for a suitable home for the equipment since the move earlier this year.

Exercise bike pedals hope to people with MS

30/11/2018 - 9:30am

On Wednesday 28 November, Councillors from North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) visited the North Herts MS Society to view a specialist bike purchased for use by people affected by MS. The Councillors also had the opportunity to meet some of the members of the group who will benefit from use of the bike.

Revamp due to start at Great Ashby playground

29/11/2018 - 4:15pm

Work on the landscaping of the playground in Great Ashby District Park is due to commence early 2019.

Community charity Groundwork Hertfordshire, who is managing the work on behalf of North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), carried out an initial consultation with local residents earlier this year.

Council agrees three month extension for garden waste customers

23/11/2018 - 12:30pm

At a meeting of NHDC’s Full Council last night (22 November), Councillors agreed to offer a three month extension to residents who have subscribed to the chargeable garden waste service, in light of the issues which many residents have faced with bin collections in recent months.

North Hertfordshire Museum - Update on Purchase of 14/15 Brand Street

22/11/2018 - 12:15pm

Cllr Tony Hunter, NHDC’s Executive Member for Community Engagement said: “At its meeting last night, NHDC’s Cabinet agreed to the purchase of 14/15 Brand Street from Hitchin Town Hall Ltd. This will enable the Council to complete the development of the North Hertfordshire Museum and Hitchin Town Hall project and operate the facility for the benefit of the local community. We are now in a position where the parties will proceed to carry out the necessary legal steps to conclude the transaction. Following this, a further statement will be issued in due course.”

North Hertfordshire District Council welcomes Local Plan modifications

20/11/2018 - 10:00am

The independent Inspector appointed to examine the Local Plan for North Hertfordshire has issued North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) with his proposed modifications to the plan, published on the Council’s website on Monday 19 November 2018.

Nominations now open for Chairman's Volunteer Achievement Awards 2019

15/11/2018 - 9:00am

Do you know someone who volunteers in their spare time to help others and their communities in North Hertfordshire? Well it’s that time of year again and your chance to nominate them for an award at North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Annual Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards.

Backed by The Comet, the awards celebrate the achievements of outstanding, praiseworthy individuals who volunteer their time to make a real difference in their local community.

The categories are as follows:

Witness appeal after act of mindless vandalism in Howard Park, Letchworth

12/11/2018 - 4:30pm

The Kiosk at Howard Park in Letchworth was damaged on Thursday 8 November when a bin next to the kiosk and the shutter of the kiosk itself were set fire to. A number of empty cans and bottles were found near the scene.

Regeneration of Churchgate Shopping Centre: Report to go to Full Council 22 November

12/11/2018 - 12:45pm

An update on the proposals to regenerate Hitchin’s Churchgate shopping centre and rejuvenate Hitchin’s market will be presented to a meeting of NHDC’s Full Council on 22 November.

The report is also being considered by Cabinet, in advance of a decision being made by Full Council on 22 November as to whether to move forward with the next phase of detailed work, before a final decision on whether to proceed is made at a later date.