Hitchin Services and Local News


These are far from ordinary times, and it is important people know there is support for them if they require it. At Country Properties Hitchin, we take immense pride in being part of the local community. If you have any questions regarding the housing market, please feel free to get in touch. However, we know that other matters may be more pressing, and if we can assist you to connect with local shops or producers who can help you, we will do so.

We know many people are looking for information regarding food delivery, and many local stores provide delivery or takeaway service. We have collated some of the local outlets we know are well-regarded, and which are still open for business:

·         Tastebuds – offering a lunchtime delivery service from 11 am onwards

·         Kazoku – offering Japanese dining with a takeaway or delivery service, open from 5 pm Monday to Saturday, midday from Sunday

·         Cantina Carnitas - serving up Mexican dishes on Just Eat, The Burrito Club or by calling them directly

Need to keep the kids entertained?

It can be challenging to keep yourself and the kids entertained, so we are pleased to learn a local art and craft supplies store is delivering locally. Tim’s Art Supplies are offering items in Hitchin, Letchworth and local villages. Pre-paid orders of at least £25 receive free delivery, while smaller orders carry a minimal delivery free. For information and to confirm availability, please call 01462 455 376.

While many of us will be spending most of our time indoors right now, there may be a need to leave your home, and look at your best. We are pleased to hear of a professional dry-cleaning service offering a pick-up and delivery service for Hitchin, Stevenage, Letchworth and the surrounding villages.

The service includes dry cleaning, laundry, pressing and ironing services, and there is a 10% discount on all household items. Orders of £20 or more qualify for free delivery, and there is a £3 charge for orders under £20. Anyone looking for information about the local delivery service should call 07728 263551

Pupils from Hitchin can take pride in their school

One good news story that we think is worth sharing comes from John Henry Newman School. We know a lot of pupils from Hitchin attend the school, and many parents are involved with many groups related to the school.

We are delighted to learn the school, alongside others in Stevenage and Letchworth, are making visors for frontline medical staff. There is a considerable need for PPE equipment, so the work carried out by staff members is to be congratulated during this trying time. Material donations are very welcome, which would help staff develop more equipment which can be used to support medical workers.

Terry Douris, cabinet member for education, libraries and localism at Herts County Council spoke about the creation of visors, saying; “The response across every part of Hertfordshire has been tremendous and continues day after day. I am delighted our schools were able to make these generous and timely donations. Huge thanks to all involved.”

Currently, in line with Government guidelines, our Hitchin branch is closed. However, we have key staff working from home, with access to all of our estate agency software, to support all of our clients and keeping ongoing transactions active.  To clients old and new, if you have any queries or need advice on property sales and lettings then please call 01462 452951 or email hitchin@country-properties.co.uk.