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We’re really pleased you’ve chosen to move here.

Surrounded by the leafy countryside of Hertfordshire, Stevenage is a town steeped in rich heritage and culture, with a long history spanning back to Saxon times.

There’s lots to think about when you’ve just moved, so we’ve put together a summary of a few pointers that should help.

Key things for you to do now you’ve moved in

Tell our Council Tax service that you’ve moved in and sort out a direct debit.

Register to vote in Stevenage – you won’t be able to vote in any elections if you don’t register after moving.

Find out when your bins will be collected and who your local councillors are.

See what bin to use for your recycling and refuse.

Take all your packing boxes to the town’s recycling centre.

Leisure, Culture and Wellbeing

Stevenage Museum, located underneath St. Andrew and St. George's Church near the town centre, is a small, family-friendly museum which tells the story of the town from pre historic Stevenage through to the modern day, including the evolution of Britain’s first post-war new town.

The town’s design means it has a great range of parks and open spaces in all areas, including our 120 acre Fairlands Valley Park with a series of four lakes, water sports and a splash park and our Town Centre Gardens.

The Arts and Leisure Centre houses the Gordon Craig Theatre, sports facilities and a gym. The town also boasts its own swimming pool golf centre and over 45 km of dedicated cycleways.

A place to shop and spend time

Stevenage is home to some of the UK’s leading retailers and high street favourites, in the town centre, the old town High Street and retail parks.

Our major regeneration programme will also introduce a range of new and exciting shopping and leisure opportunities for residents and consumers.

Part of Hertfordshire

Several of our great public services provided locally are run by Hertfordshire County Council including our primary and secondary schools, wide network of roads and the two great libraries in the town centre and the High Street.

World leading science and technology

Our town is home to three international, sector-leading organisations in Airbus, MBDA and GSK, all of which are based on Gunnels Wood Road, one of the largest employment areas in the East of England. Don’t be surprised when you see on the news that Mars rovers, space satellites and more are designed and built here.

Just the start

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