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Environmental Action Day comes to Hitchin

Organisations from the North Herts Community Safety Partnership worked together to hold an Environmental Action Day in Purwell, Hitchin (11 March).

The main aim of the afternoon, organised by North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), North Hertfordshire Homes and the Hertfordshire Constabulary, was to engage with local residents, discuss any concerns and help to improve feelings of community safety.

Multi-million pound project commences

An event to mark work commencing on the first phase of the multi-million pound project to regenerate the John Barker Place area of the Westmill estate in Hitchin was held today (19 March).

The £7 million project is a joint enterprise between North Hertfordshire District Council (NHDC), which is committing over £1 million from its affordable housing budget to the scheme and North Hertfordshire Homes (NHH).

Careline launches exclusive discount for unpaid carers

To recognise the enormous contribution that carers make to their local community, and to celebrate the launch of the Carers in Herts’ Passport programme into East Hertfordshire and Broxbourne, Hertfordshire Careline is offering an exclusive discount for unpaid carers.

NHDC supports popular town centre event

A large community event which takes place annually in Letchworth town centre was awarded £2,500 at a meeting of North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Area Committee last week (11 March).

The grant, awarded to Letchworth Town Centre Partnership, will assist with the cost of putting on the popular Food and Garden Festival on 16 and 17 May.

Hertfordshire Careline wins four more contracts

Hertfordshire Careline is on a winning streak with two more housing associations and two more organisations choosing it to support the needs of their residents and workforce.  

Hertfordshire Careline’s Hitchin based Control Centre will now provide support and reassurance to the residents of Watford Community Housing Trust and Aldwyck Housing Association. They will also support the employees of T&J Fire in Welwyn Garden City and Ace Security in Loughton.

Annual colourful procession receives a grant

An event which takes place each year to mark the Sikh New Year and harvest time has been awarded a grant at North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Hitchin Area Committee (3 March).

Bump up for local branch of national parenting charity

The Hitchin branch of the National Childbirth Trust (NCT) in North Herts has been awarded a grant at a meeting of North Hertfordshire District Council’s (NHDC) Hitchin Area Committee (3 March).

Dive in to NHDC’s water splash park consultation

Residents are invited to give their views on the proposed features for two water splash parks planned for Bancroft Recreation Ground in Hitchin and Priory Memorial Gardens in Royston.  

Work on the new water play equipment is expected to start this Autumn and will be opened in Spring 2016.    

Pupils get creative for Mother's Day exhibition

Children from Barley First School in Royston held a special exhibition today (11 March), to show off clay tiles they created at an artistic workshop with local ceramics artist, Vanessa Cox-Pendray.

The children presented their tiles to their mothers at the afternoon tea event for Mother’s Day presents.

The pupils, aged between 3–9 years old, took part in the workshop a few weeks earlier in support of the BBC Arts ‘Get Creative’ campaign. The campaign aims to help strengthen the role of culture in society and unlock the creativity of everyone in the UK.

Get ready for summer with a family fun run

Families are invited to sign up for a Summer Fun Run taking place at Royston Leisure Centre, on Sunday 17 May.

The 3km run sets off from the Leisure Centre and continues along a guided route with no time limit to cross the finishing line. There are no age restrictions, so the fun run can be jogged, walked or toddled. Parents and carers with children in prams and pushchairs are also welcome to take part in the fun. Registration starts at 10.30am at the Leisure Centre on Woodcock Road.