• As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis escalates, we are doing all we can to adapt quickly and continue to support our residents.  Our Chief Executive, John Welch, explains more in a letter to all residents....click the image above for full details.


  1. Coronavirus community response services

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    Local organisations in Hertfordshire and Central Bedfordshire have launched services to support those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Help is at hand 

  2. Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    First Garden Cities Homes logo Following Government guidance and for the safety of the communities we work in, we have put a number of measures in place to help protect our staff and residents from Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Our office receptions at Pioneer House and Parkway are closed to visitors but the team is still able to handle your enquiries by email,  telephone and Live Chat online.


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  3. Coronavirus: Changes to our repairs service

    FGCH logo To help protect staff and residents from the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made changes to our repairs service.

    We will carry out repairs to ensure the structure and exterior of your home, including doors and windows, is maintained and weather tight. We will also ensure you can safely utilise the heating, water and electrical system.  Less urgent repairs will be treated differently.

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  4. Generations Together

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    We recently joined forces with North Hertfordshire District Council and Hillshott Infant School to pilot an intergenerational project: "Generations Together".

  5. Would you like to get involved?

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    There’s a small, friendly group of residents who get together every month to help improve the services we provide. Fancy joining them?

Coming soon. Two-bedroom apartments at John Coxall Court

Brand new apartments for people aged 55 and over.

  • Open to NHDC housing register applicants who have either a two or one bedroom housing need.
  • A unique opportunity to move from a larger home to a more manageable property and keep a spare room.
  • Bidding opens from 6th May 2020 but you must be on the housing register.

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Click on Home4U to Apply NOW!   

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Click the green John Coxall Court link to see how great the development will look, and sign up if you would like to receive updates on building progress or FAQ's.  



Here are the current FAQ's about John Coxall Court

If you have any further questions please just email JCC@howard-cottage.co.uk or

call us on 01462 683307

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Universal Credit has started...have you gone across yet?

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Universal Credit (UC) is now live in North Herts, Central Bedfordshire and Hertsmere.

Going forward, eligible benefit claimants will move from the old-style benefits across to UC.

Find out more about how to claim UC, the help and advice available to claimants, the effect on your rent payments and answers to frequently asked questions here: