Council Tax fraudster convicted

A Broxbourne resident has been convicted of fraudulently claiming Council Tax Reduction following a successful investigation undertaken by the Hertfordshire Shared Anti-Fraud Service (SAFS).

The resident of Michigan Close was summonsed to appear at Stevenage Magistrates’ Court on 23 November 2018 to face one charge of failing to notify the Council of changes affecting her claim to Council Tax Reduction.

Local Schools Christmas Carol Concert

On Wednesday 28 November, around 150 local children took to the stage at the Spotlight, Hoddesdon, for the annual Schools Carol Concert.


Children from Forres and Sheredes Primary Schools in Hoddesdon, Amwell View School in Stanstead Abbots and The Broxbourne School Jazz Band performed to nearly 500 friends, relations and visitors in an inclusive event that captured the festive spirit of Christmas.


The pupils had been rehearsing for several months prior to the show which included solos, individual carols by each school, and audience participation.


Waltham Cross Christmas Shopping Day

Members of the public are invited to join the festive spirit at the Waltham Cross Christmas Shopping Day on Saturday 8 December. 
Between 10am and 4pm, the High Street will be filled with local craft and charity stallholders selling festive goods and gifts such as handmade cards and candles, cosmetics, jewellery and seasonal wreaths alongside traditional market stalls.

Hoddesdon Loves Christmas

A total of 18,000 people attended the switch-on of the Christmas lights in Hoddesdon on Saturday 24 November. A record-breaking number of people enjoyed the festivities which included a performance from X-Factor winner Sam Bailey, a Santa’s Grotto and reindeer from Paradise Wildlife Park.


Dick Whittington at the Spotlight

Dick Whittington at the Spotlight
Dick Wittington will take to the stage at the Spotlight on 14-31 December to take the audience along with him on an adventurous search for his fortune in the big city. 
With his faithful cat by his side, Dick Wittington will be counting on the audience’s help to cheer him along his journey, whilst also booing at the biggest baddie of all time - King Rat.

Responsible recycling in Broxbourne

It’s important for everyone to do their bit by recycling what they can and of course by recycling responsibly.


Broxbourne residents should make full use of the kerbside recycling service, which can be used to recycle plastics and cans, paper and cardboard and glass. Non-recyclable domestic waste should be placed in the black wheeled bin as no side/surplus waste will be collected. Food waste should be put out for collection, weekly, in the brown caddy.


Cracking down on fly-tipping at Recycling Points

It is an offence to fly-tip and one that Broxbourne Council, along with its Hertfordshire partners, takes very seriously.   

In an effort to crack down on incidents of costly and unsightly fly-tipping at the Borough’s Recycling Point facilities, the Council installed overt CCTV cameras at a number of these sites last year.  The aim is to deter people from dumping household waste and non-recyclables at these centres and to help identify and successfully prosecute offenders.


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