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Category Archives: Hitchin News

A Flying start to the BID term! This month we have collated all the projects and initiatives Hitchin BID has undertaken and are working toward so far in the new 5 year term which started on 1st April. This is to ensure that everyone is kept up to date and in the loop with all our activities which...
Here we go again! Training has started, players are signing on and our first friendly is just around the corner. That means it is time to start the weekly bulletin again. I will endeavour to keep you up to date with all that is going on at Top Field and manager Mark Burke will continue to give his...
Here are some great tips for having a safe barbecue: Keep a bucket of water, sand or a garden hose nearby for emergencies. Follow the safety instructions provided with disposable barbecues. Never use a barbecue indoors or in a tent. Never leave a lit barbecue unattended. Make sure your barbecue is well...
Coffee Grounds Recycling Scheme We are in the process of launching the new coffee grounds recycling scheme. You will have the opportunity to buy a 10kg brown coffee grounds bag from us for £2 and have the grounds collected by our electric ‘Bean Buggy’. The grounds will then be sent to ...
Heat can affect anyone, but older people, especially those over 75; babies and young children; people with certain health conditions; and people who are physically active, such as labourers or those doing sports, are particularly at risk.   Heatstroke or heat exhaustion can be prevented by...
All change for our Ranger team Last month we said goodbye to Cameron Clare, our long-standing Town Centre Ranger who started with Hitchin BID at the age of 15! After 6 years of hard work and dedication dealing with a wide variety of duties and working alongside our businesses, he has moved on to new...
  Criminals prey on the elderly and vulnerable by gaining their trust and convincing them that urgent and usually unnecessary work needs to be carried out. Large amounts of money are then defrauded from the victim. Kent Trading Standards have produced a video to show how victims are targeted, how...
Hitchin's new Town Rangers We are pleased to announce that Ben Ping and Nathan Clare will be starting as the new Hitchin Town Centre Rangers. Their role has responsibility for the day-to-day, smooth running of the town centre operationally, working with the public, our partners and businesses. They...
If you've recently submitted a tax return, don’t be caught out by bogus HMRC contacts claiming you're owed a tax rebate.  HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) receive many reports of scam emails and text messages at this time of year.  For example: "We have reviewed your tax...
Passing the Torch After a year handover, Keith Hoskins MBE is retiring at the end of March following 22 years service: My last editorial and although I’m trying to avoid the sort of Oscars-style tribute speech, there are undoubtedly people to acknowledge and thank for their support over the last...
With this year’s Christmas shopping rush well underway, Hertfordshire County Council’s Trading Standards is offering consumers some timely advice to stay scam-free and safe this season. Their main rule of thumb on the run-up to Christmas is to always buy from reputable sources. You may have to ...
  It’s a ‘YES’ from Hitchin Businesses! We are delighted to report the BID renewal ballot result was positive with the majority voting for another five years of the Hitchin BID. The full result showed 83.5% voting in favour by number of businesses and 81.9% in favour by rateable...
Following months of workshops, business surveys,employee surveys, town centre visitor surveys, face to face meetings, meet and greet events and drop in days, we have compiled an extensive list of BID projects and initiatives. It’s now time for you, the BID levy payer,to decide where and how much...
  Our four splash parks opened on Saturday 5 May 2018. They run from 10am to 6pm seven days a week during summer. Howard Park and Gardens, Letchworth  The popular 120m paddling pool at the centre of Letchworth's Howard Park are filled and the exciting water jets are operational...
Looking for fun free things to do in and around Hitchin? Here are some of the events taking place this month. 1. Artists Under Fire (Tuesday – Saturday Throughout March)  The Artists Under Fire exhibition at North Hertfordshire Museum will be on for the rest of the month (and will be there...
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