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Exciting new community exhibition opens in Letchworth

21/04/2017 - 3:30pm

An exciting new community exhibition on local green spaces is opening this weekend, on Saturday 22 April in the Community Museum, The Arcade Letchworth.

The exhibits are designed to help people discover what is going on in parks and open spaces in Letchworth, get involved with volunteering, find out more about Forest School or learn a new skill.

They also cover a wide variety of themes surrounding Natural History, Social History, Future Plans, Conservation, Ecology, and Gardening.

NHDC and NHH nominated for an award

21/04/2017 - 3:00pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) in partnership with North Hertfordshire Homes has been shortlisted for an award in the category Best Local Authority Recycling Initiative.

The nomination is for their joint project that helped to reduce contamination at flats’ recycling bins across the district.

The winners will be announced at the Awards for Excellence in Recycling and Waste Management which will take place on 18 May at the Landmark Hotel, London.

North Hertfordshire's Splash Parks and Water Features turned on for Bank Holiday

21/04/2017 - 9:45am

We are hoping for some warm sunshine this May Day bank holiday as North Hertfordshire’s interactive water splash parks are due to spring into action.

On Saturday 29 April, North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC’s) FREE themed splash parks, jets, fountains and bucket drops are being turned on, officially opening for the summer months.

Splash parks at Priory Memorial Gardens in Royston, Bancroft Recreation Ground in Hitchin, Avenue Park in Baldock will also be joined by the water feature and paddling pool at Howard Park and Gardens in Letchworth.

Beavers dig in at Howard Park and Gardens

18/04/2017 - 10:45am

15 green fingered Beavers and Cubs, aged from six to eight years, took part in some community gardening at Howard Park and Gardens, Letchworth on 4 April – and even some parents got stuck in to the hard work too.

The 4th Letchworth Scout Group based at St Paul’s Church in Pixmore Way, volunteered to help clear one of the flower beds around Mrs Howard’s Hall, by picking litter, pulling out weeds and generally giving the area a spruce up.

Bin collections one day later this week

13/04/2017 - 9:45am

Due to the Easter Bank Holidays there will be a change to the scheduled waste and recycling collections.

Scheduled collections during the week commencing on Easter Monday 17 April, will be one day later than usual.

Normal waste and recycling services resume Monday 24 April.

NHDC agrees to submit Local Plan for examination

12/04/2017 - 9:45am

A new Local Plan for North Hertfordshire will be submitted to the Government’s Planning Inspector by the end of May following a Full Council decision last night (11 April).

The Plan will shape the future of North Herts until 2031. It sets out how the Council proposes 14,000 new homes in the district alongside jobs and infrastructure to meet local needs. An additional 1,950 homes will be provided to meet needs arising from the wider Luton housing market area.

WEEE event tonnes of success

11/04/2017 - 4:30pm

Over six and a half tonnes of unwanted Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) was brought along by residents to the recycling collection event held at Woodside car park in Hitchin on 25 March. Items dropped off to be recycled included: numerous vacuum cleaners, microwaves and broken kettles, old TVs, PCs and even a small jukebox.

The items collected will now be shredded and separated into different materials such as plastics and metals which are then recycled into new products instead of being sent to landfill for disposal.

Top levels of customer satisfaction reported by county-wide telecare provider

11/04/2017 - 11:00am

Herts Careline’s award winning community alarm and telecare service has released its latest Customer Satisfaction Survey report, and the results stand out from the crowd.

99.2% of service users would recommend Herts Careline to a friend or relative

98.5% of service users found the help and advice from the Control Room was ‘excellent’ or ‘good’

98.3% of service users’ relatives and friends felt they have more peace of mind now that they have the assistive technology service at home

Changes to Electric Vehicle charging points in North Herts

07/04/2017 - 1:00pm

The Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points hosted by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) are being transferred to a new network between Friday 7 April 2017 and Monday 10 April 2017.

The EV Charging Points located in NHDC's public car parks are now part of the CPS-genie network following the closure of the Source East Electric Vehicle Charging Network in March 2017.

This means that in order to continue using our EV charging points you will need to be aware of the following:

NHDC reviews district's archaic Byelaws

07/04/2017 - 11:00am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) has conducted a review of its byelaws, which are essentially local laws designed to deal with local issues.