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Waste and recycling roadshow coming to Hitchin

24/04/2018 - 10:15am

Residents will have the chance to quiz North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) and its new waste contractor, Urbaser, about changes to their waste and recycling services at a roadshow in Hitchin later this month.

The event is taking place on Saturday 28 April in the Market Square, Hitchin, from 10am – 3pm. It is an opportunity for residents to get to know Urbaser and ask questions they might have about the new service.

Serial fly-tipper receives custodial sentence

23/04/2018 - 12:15pm

A serial fly-tipper who dumped waste in various locations throughout North Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire has been handed a two year custodial sentence, following a successful prosecution by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) and South Cambridgeshire District Council (SCDC).

North Hertfordshire business prosecuted for fly-tipping

18/04/2018 - 2:45pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) has brought another successful prosecution for fly-tipping.

On Friday 13 April at Stevenage Magistrates Court, car sales company Hermes Collection Ltd, based in Hitchin, pleaded guilty to a fly-tipping offence committed in June 2017. The company was fined £3,000 and ordered to pay court costs of £765.74, plus a victim surcharge of £170. The total amount payable was £3,935.74.

NHDC announces grants up for grabs

06/04/2018 - 2:30pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) is calling for applications from local charities, voluntary groups and not for profit organisations for a share of its almost £90,000 grant funding pot in 2018/19.

The Council provides grants to voluntary groups and not-for-profits through its five Area Committees. These can be used to launch a new project or advance an existing project to a new stage, as long as there is a positive benefit to the community.

Change to bin collection dates over Easter

27/03/2018 - 9:45am

A reminder that bins in North Herts will be collected one day later over the Easter break due to the Bank Holidays.

Bin collections will change as follows:

NHDC awards grants to community buildings in North Herts

23/03/2018 - 4:15pm

North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC) has awarded grant funding of over £240,000 to a number of community buildings across the district.

The Community Facilities Capital Grant funds will extend the lifespan of the buildings and will continue to help these facilities remain at the heart of the communities they serve.

Youngsters invited to saddle up for free BMX sessions in Letchworth

20/03/2018 - 2:30pm

Children between the ages of 10 – 16 are being invited to take part in free BMX bike taster sessions on Norton Common Skate Park in Letchworth this Easter.

The sessions, which will take place on 3 and 4 April, will be led by ex-British BMX Champion Jools Allen, who will be on hand to help riders gain confidence in their BMX abilities and learn new skills.

Hitchin Churchgate: We want your views

20/03/2018 - 12:30pm

If you live or work in North Herts, or visit the District and have a view on North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) proposal to improve Hitchin’s Churchgate Centre and historic market, then we would like to hear it.

Charity garden set to flourish with grant from NHDC

20/03/2018 - 12:00pm

The Triangle Garden, where local people of all ages can come together and take part in a variety of creative and gardening activities, was awarded £2,850 at a meeting of North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC’s) Hitchin Committee earlier this month (6 March)*.

Grant success for community projects in Southern Rural

20/03/2018 - 12:00pm

Five community projects were awarded funding at a meeting of North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC’s) Southern Rural Area Committee earlier this month (8 March).

The Committee awarded more than £5,000 in support of a wide range of projects that will benefit communities in towns and villages across the rural areas of the district. The grants were issued in response to applications made by Parish Councils, sports and social clubs.