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NHDC awards grant to Royston Swimming Club

19/09/2017 - 11:45am

North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Royston and District Committee has awarded a grant of £1,000 to Royston Swimming Club (RSC), at a meeting last week (13.09.17)*.

The Club will use the funds to assist with equipment costs essential for the success of the organisation. The group requires a laptop computer to assist with swim bookings, a banner to promote the Club at events across Hertfordshire, resistance bands and a sports equipment trolley for storing equipment at Royston Leisure Centre.

NHDC urges residents to ‘Recycle Right’

18/09/2017 - 11:00am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is reminding residents of the importance of recycling the right things in the right bins.

NHDC asks leisure centre users for their views

11/09/2017 - 11:15am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is currently reviewing the provision of 'Ladies Only' swimming sessions at North Herts Leisure Centre and Hitchin Swimming Centre.

We are required to ensure that the leisure services we provide are compliant with the Equality Act 2010, so we are gathering data to enable us to make informed decisions regarding the range of services we provide.

NHDC awards grants to Southern Rural Community Groups

05/09/2017 - 10:15am

North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Southern Rural Committee has awarded grants totalling £2,700 to community groups within the Southern area of the district, at a meeting in late August*.

Codicote Local History Society was awarded £300 to construct a storage facility for the safe-keeping of the donated artefacts to the village’s Museum.

Vote for North Hertfordshire’s parks in People’s Choice Awards

01/09/2017 - 10:30am

Today, Friday 1 September sees the launch of the search for the nation’s favourite parks.

Earlier this year, five parks in North Hertfordshire were awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award and now they are all in the running to be crowned the People’s Choice.

The five parks awarded Green Flag status in July were:

  • Ivel Springs, Baldock
  • Howard Park and Gardens, Letchworth

Vote for Smithson’s Recreation Ground!

01/09/2017 - 10:30am

Next time you are in Hitchin or Stevenage, make sure to visit your local Tesco, as Smithson’s Recreation Ground in Hitchin has been selected as one of the store’s nominated community initiatives.

Earlier this year Tesco teamed up with community charity Groundwork to run its ‘Bags of Help’ scheme. The scheme sees grants of between £1,000 and £4,000, all raised from the 5p bag levy, being awarded to local community projects.

New Skate Park opens at Norton Common to the delight of local residents

25/08/2017 - 4:00pm

Today, Friday 25 August, saw the official opening of the new skate park at Norton Common, Letchworth.

The £140k project has resulted in the installation of a completely revamped skate park. It offers riders of all ages a range of ramps, ledges and banks, together with an exciting new bowl section. It also has an amazing ‘street’ section with a mix of street blocks, rails and banks. With its ultra smooth concrete surface, the new park will provide a smoother ride and offer riders more features to practice tricks on.

Bin collections will be one day later following the Bank Holiday

25/08/2017 - 3:30pm

Don't forget to put your bin out one day later than normal next week after the August Bank Holiday. There will be no bin collections on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August, so if your normal bin day is Monday, please put your bin out on Tuesday. Anyone whose bins are normally collected on Friday will have them collected collected on Saturday 2 September.

For a reminder of what can go in your recycling bin, take a look at our A-Z guide.

Letchworth man handed Criminal Behaviour Order for anti social behaviour

24/08/2017 - 1:00pm

On Friday 18 August, Mr Sean Payne, (25) of Neville’s Court, Letchworth was made subject to a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) lasting two years. The CBO was made by Stevenage Magistrates’ Court following Mr Payne’s conviction for breaching the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act and a Community Protection Notice (CPN). He was also fined £880 and ordered to pay costs of £1,257.37 and a victim surcharge of £44.

Revamped Play Area Opens at Bancroft Recreation Ground

21/08/2017 - 2:45pm

Today, Monday 21 August, saw the official opening of the refurbished play area in Bancroft recreation ground, Hitchin.

The £75k project resulted in the installation of a new adventure climbing structure with a slide and a pendulum swing. In addition, a standing stone circle and boulders have been added to encourage more imaginative play. The popular toddler’s pirate ship park has been retained.