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What's in store at Hitchin Town Hall...

26/05/2017 - 12:00pm

Hitchin Town Hall is enjoying a very busy year to date. So far the venue has hosted the incredibly popular Nick Sharratt and Matisse exhibitions, boxing events, comedy nights, weddings, conferences and the launch of a new range of exercise classes, not forgetting the Sunday Dances.

The next event coming up is Discovery Day on Tuesday 30 May, organised by the North Herts Museum and Herts at War. Visitors will be able to find out more about the impact of WW1 on North Hertfordshire at this free, family friendly event.

Bin collections one day later after Bank Holiday

24/05/2017 - 12:00pm

Don't forget to put your bin out a day later than normal next week following the Bank Holiday. There will be no bin collections on Bank Holiday Monday 29 May so if your normal bin day is Monday, please put your bin out on Tuesday. If you normally have a collection on Friday your bin will be collected on Saturday 7 May.

For a reminder of what can go in your recycling bin go to our A-Z guide.

Come and have a chat with us about noise nuisance during Noise Action Week

22/05/2017 - 10:45am

North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC’s) Environmental Protection Team will be in Leys Avenue, Letchworth during lunchtime from Tuesday to Friday this week, talking to people affected by noise nuisance as part of Noise Action Week.

Noise Action Week (22-28 May), co-ordinated by Environmental Protection UK, aims to highlight the impact noise has on our health and well being.

New Chairman and Cabinet roles for Members at NHDC

19/05/2017 - 3:15pm

A new Chairman and Vice-Chairman of North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) were announced at a meeting of full Council last night (18 May). Cllr Alan Millard takes the role of Chairman, replacing former Cllr John Booth, and Cllr John Bishop succeeds in his role as Vice-Chairman.

Cllr Alan Millard will hold the position for the next 12 months. This year, NHDC's new Chairman has nominated Hitchin Helping Hands and Snappy Gs as the charities he will support during his tenure.

North Herts Girls Can

16/05/2017 - 10:30am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), in partnership with Active Letchworth and Herts Sports Partnership is encouraging women and girls to get active at their free come and try event on Sunday 4 June.

Taking place at Baldock Road Recreation Ground in Letchworth from 11am – 3pm, there will be a whole host of sports and activities on offer including badminton, softball cricket, kickboxing, bowls, Zumba, boot camp, boxercise and many more.

Reggae legend remembered at Hitchin Town Hall

16/05/2017 - 10:00am

On 19 May it will be the 44th anniversary since legendary Rastafarian reggae superstar Bob Marley and The Wailers played at Hitchin Town Hall.

Following its opening for private hire and public events in April 2016, Hitchin Town Hall, which is managed by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), has hosted a range of live music events continuing the tradition.

March to Hitchin Town Hall for WW1 Discovery Day

15/05/2017 - 11:30am

Come along to Discovery Day at Hitchin Town Hall on Tuesday 30 May to find out more about the impact of WW1 on North Hertfordshire. Visitors can drop in at the free event anytime between 10.30am – 4.30pm.

The North Herts Museum team has arranged an action packed day. Guests will have the opportunity to meet a Drill Sergeant and try out their nursing skills with the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (F.A.N.Y.).

Cows moooove into Weston Hills to graze

08/05/2017 - 11:30am

Four English Long Horn cows are taking up residence at Weston Hills nature reserve in Baldock next week (15 May) until the end of September to graze the grassland.

English Longhorns are being used for grazing because they are docile in the presence of people. This means that the public are still able to access the site while the cattle are there.

Save the date - compost giveaway and more

08/05/2017 - 9:30am

To support International compost week 7-13 May, North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is holding a free compost giveaway event.

The event is taking place on Friday 19 May from 10am- 2pm, Hitchin Market Square, but hurry there is only a limited supply.

The compost has been made from the food waste which has been collected from brown bins from households across North Hertfordshire.

May Day Event hailed a success

03/05/2017 - 10:00am

This year's May Day Spring Celebration in Howard Park & Gardens in Letchworth on Saturday 29 April, was one of the busiest yet, with over 300 people turning up and enjoying all the activities on offer.