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NHDC’s Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards – nominations deadline approaching

24/11/2017 - 11:00am

Time is running out to nominate a #northhertshero in this years Chairman's Volunteer Achievement Awards.

The awards are designed to celebrate the outstanding people within North Hertfordshire who volunteer and regularly ‘go the extra mile’ to make a real difference in their local community.

Letchworth Park Run – appeal for volunteers

22/11/2017 - 3:00pm

Volunteers are being asked to put their best foot forward and volunteer for a new weekly Park Run launching in Letchworth in the new year.

Funding for this new and exciting event has been provided by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), Public Health England and the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.

Local volunteers praised at North Hertfordshire’s Civic Service

22/11/2017 - 9:00am

Last Sunday (19 November) saw North Hertfordshire’s annual Civic Service pay tribute to local charities that dedicate their time to help others.

This special service took place at the Parish Church of St Faith’s in Hitchin. Led by Reverend Melanie Crowley, there were readings by Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, Dr Helen Hanbury and the Chairman’s Consort, Mrs Maureen Millard.

Get Active North Herts launches family friendly cycling initiatives in Hitchin and Letchworth

20/11/2017 - 3:30pm

North Hertfordshire families are being encouraged to get on their bikes and get involved in family cycling classes and family bike rides, hosted by Get Active North Herts* on behalf of North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC).

The Family cycling classes focus on bike safety to help all members of the family understand the dangers of cycling on or near roads and what they can do to keep themselves safe whilst doing so. The classes will take place in:

NHDC's new waste contract awarded to Urbaser

17/11/2017 - 1:15pm

Urbaser Ltd has been announced as the new waste and street cleansing services contractor for North and East Hertfordshire.

The appointment of the new waste management company will help the Council make savings in the region of £1.9 million over the term of the contract, although the exact level of savings will become clearer once all the contract options have been decided upon.

Deadline approaching to take on your local play area

16/11/2017 - 11:30am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is inviting friends of groups, resident associations and other local interest groups to consider taking ownership of a number of children’s play areas in the district, before the deadline of 1 March 2018.

This community ownership involvement approach stems from the Council’s recently adopted Greenspace Management Strategy, which aims to ensure the protection of North Hertfordshire’s green spaces.

Green space project helps wildlife flourish on Walsworth Common

10/11/2017 - 3:45pm

Councillors, staff and volunteers from North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), Hertfordshire County Council (HCC), Countryside Management Service (CMS) and Groundwork gathered on 10 November to celebrate the completion of an exciting new green space project in Hitchin.

Walsworth Common is now thriving with wildlife thanks to this project, which has delivered improvements to the Common, making it more attractive to local birds, insects, mammals as well as visitors to the site.

North Hertfordshire District Council appeals for nominations to celebrate local volunteers

08/11/2017 - 8:30am

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is appealing for nominations for some special awards that recognise the efforts of local volunteers who help others and the environment.

The ceremony for the NHDC’s Chairman’s Volunteer Achievement Awards will take place in early 2018 but the deadline to put forward nominees is Friday 1 December.

North Hertfordshire District Council puts emergency plan into action

07/11/2017 - 9:00am

On 16 October, 55 members of staff and volunteers gathered at the North Herts Leisure Centre (NHLC) to rehearse North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Emergency Reception Centre Plan.

This exercise was designed to practice the running of an emergency reception centre - a place local residents would be evacuated to should an emergency or major incident occur in the area.

UK’s first pilot of life-saving fire safety device for the vulnerable is launched in Hertfordshire

06/11/2017 - 11:00am

Three organisations have joined forces to pioneer the use of an innovative life saving fire safety device connected to a telecare response centre. And it’s happened right here in Hertfordshire.