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Local Events

Here, you'll find our calendar of local events we've organised for residents, as well as events organised by organisations in your community. 

We will be updating this page throughout the year with our themed events open to all residents where you can share your ideas, hear more about ongoing projects and discuss hot topics as they occur throughout the year.

Events in your local community 

Free summer holiday activities for 11-19 year olds supported and arranged by East Herts Council. The sessions  include a varied mix of sporting activities and team games, designed for all abilities. No need to book!  

For information please contact community.safety@eastherts.gov.uk

Bishop's Stortford

Date: Every Tuesday- 1, 8, 15, 22 August 2023

Time and location:

  • 5 to 7pm. Sworders field, Bishop’s Stortford

Buntingford

Date: Every Friday - 4, 11, 18, 25 August 2023

Time and location: 5 to 7pm. Norfolk Road Park, Buntingford SG9 9AN

Hertford

Date: Every Wednesday- 2, 9, 16, 23 August 2023

Time and location: 5 to 7pm. Hartham Common, Hertford, SG14 1QR

Sawbridgeworth

Date: Every Thursday- 3, 10, 17, 24 August 2023

Time and location: 6 to 8pm. Vantorts park, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 9NX

Ware

Date: Every Monday- 31 July and 7, 14, 21 August 2023

Time and location:

  • 4:30pm to 6:30pm. Buryfields, Park Road, Ware, SG12 0AJ
  • 7pm to 9pm. King George V Playing Fields, King George Road, Ware, SG12 7DP

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All of the activities listed below take place at Rectory Park community Centre, 245 Rectory Park Avenue, Northolt, UB5 6SD.

For the full list of events and activities, read the latest update from Rectory Park Community First Foundation:

Download and read the latest update for Rectory Park Community Centre

Inv3ntive Football Academy

A team of qualified and DBS checked coaches providing fun, safe and affordable sports programmes to girls and boys of all ability. Throughout each year, we offer weekly football classes, holiday camps, competitive matches, private coaching and much more.

They use sports as a tool to keep young people motivated and inspire individuals to improve their health and feeling of well-being. They are a local football academy, working with over 300+ children every week to help them achieve their full potential. 

Day and time: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 5pm to 6.30pm

More information: Call 07443 949298, email info@inventivefootballacademy.com or visit www.inventivefootballacademy.com 

Yoga for beginners

Free yoga lessons

  • Improve your strength, balance and flexibility
  • Back, shoulders and neck pain relief
  • More energy and brighter mood
  • Improve night's sleep

Day and time: Every Saturday, 9am to 10.30am

More information: Call 020 8841 5263 or email info@communityfirstfoundation.org.uk

Judo lessons

Classes for children and adults.

Day and time: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 5pm to 7pm

More information: Call 07833 943522 or email alphajudoclub@gmail.com

Teaching Accelerated Learning - Tuition for students in reception through to year 11

Tuition for primary, secondary, SATs preparation, English, Maths and Science. Creating a unique and distinctive learning experience

More information: Call 079620624799, email info@tallondon.com or visit www.teachingacceleratedlearning.co.uk 

 

 

An informal, monthly drop-in for adults who want to meet, share experiences and chat with people who have also been through grief or bereavement. Hosted by friendly local people, set up by volunteers from Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo. It is a safe place to speak openly about our experiences, or simply just meet up for a coffee or a cup of tea.

Anyone who has experienced the loss of someone close to them, no matter how long ago, is welcome to the bereavement café. It is free to attend and you are welcome to drop in at any time during the afternoon / evening. The atmosphere is very relaxed and informal, just like a real café, with hot drinks and refreshments.

Virtual bereavement café

This online bereavement café is available to reach out to you and help you reach out to others. You can join via Facebook here or by clicking the button below: www.facebook.com/BengeoBereavementCafe

Join the virtual bereavement cafe

Bengeo bereavement café

This runs twice-monthly in Bengeo, Hertford, every first Wednesday afternoon of the month from 2:30pm to 4pm and every third Thursday evening of the month from 6:30pm to 8pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, from across the district and wherever you live. You can find them at The Secret Garden Tea Room, 89 The Avenue, Hertford SG14 3DU.

For more information please contact Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo by emailing bereavementcafe@parishofbengeo.com or calling 0199 241 3691.

Hertford Wellbeing Hub bereavement café

Network Homes have supported the launch of a second bereavement café, which will run monthly at the Hertford Wellbeing Hub from Monday 11 September. This bereavement cafe will be every second Monday afternoon of the month from 3pm to 4:30pm. Everyone is welcome to attend, from across the district and wherever you live. You can find them at The Hertford Wellbeing Hub, Glenfield Court, Hertford, SG14 2HN.

For more information please contact Holy Trinity Church, Bengeo by emailing bereavementcafe@parishofbengeo.com or calling 0199 241 3691.

Find out more here

Stockwell Park Estate Community Trust offers a range of community programmes, events and facilities and works with partners to deliver projects in support of young people and vulnerable groups in and around Stockwell and North Brixton in South London.

Stockwell Park Community Trust website

This is a weekly mental health drop-in session led by one of our local residents. A chance to get talking and break the stigma around mental health by connecting with people in the local community.

Feel free to come in for a tea and coffee, and nibbles. You can also meet Network Homes’ Mental Health Liaison Officer.

Address: The Sele Farm Community Hub Fleming Crescent, Sele Farm, Hertford

Free and open to all, no need to book!

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please email mentalhealth@networkhomes.org.uk or call 0300 373 3000.

Do you live in Hertfordshire and want to include more walking in your day? If so, join these free, friendly and safe guided health walks coordinated by Hertfordshire County Council. Walking is an easy way to add more activity to your day. Regular and purposeful walking helps you get fitter, boosts your mood and keeps your bones and muscles strong. There are 75 walks each week across the county so plenty to choose from! 

All walks are FREE with no booking required. Just turn up 10 minutes before a walk or 15 minutes before your first walk to register as a new walker or you can register and pre-book online if you prefer. Walks range from a gentle First Steps (20-30 minutes) and increase in length and time from Grade 1 (30 mins) up to Grade 4 (90 mins) unless otherwise stated.

Timetable

Download the timetable for walks in East Hertfordshire

Calling all Sele Farm residents!

The Hertfordshire Health Walks Team already offers two popular walks in Sele (Move it Monday Walks). They would like to work with people who haven't been physically active in a while but would like to be, or people are returning from illness or injury to set up a short, sociable walk for beginners. You would be joining a friendly team of volunteers, giving back to your community and meeting new people. If you would like to discuss how to set up a group, please contact Claire on 01992588126 or claire.pullen@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Need more information

Contact Hertfordshire Heath Walks for more information:

A wellbeing programme aiming to help people to quieten your mind and rise above their emotions with calming breathwork and stretch, uplifting dance movement, re-energising pilates, and inspiring craft activities. 

Dates: 6 week courses running Friday's from 10am to 12.30pm (please arrive by 9.50am) ​

Location: LiveWell Kew, TW9 4FF ​(next to Kew Retail Park)

What's included a 6-week course (subject to variation):

  • 4 x calming breath and stretch sessions
  • 4 x inspiring craft sessions (including marbling, origami, block printing, sustainable style)
  • 4 x simple, uplifting dance movement sessions
  • 2 x restorative pilates sessions
  • Mini motivational life coaching session
  • Mini refreshing stylist consultation
  • Revolving wardrobe event
  • Encouraging daily mini wellbeing messages
  • Mini handbook
  • Plus, an opportunity to continue enhancing your wellbeing on the oasis and refresh hour

Cost: Free–£59 (Just £4 per hr)*

*If the higher cost above is unaffordable, free, sponsored and reduced rate/subsidised (£30) spaces are available. The suggested charge for the 6-week programme, for those who are able to afford it, is £59 (£4 per hour). All participants are asked to make a small donation, to reserve their space, based on what they can afford.

Criteria to take part

  1. Committed to attend for 6 consecutive weeks to ensure maximum benefit of the programme
  2. Have a desire to improve your overall wellbeing
  3. Would appreciate being inspired and trying new creative wellbeing activities
  4. Experience periodic (or frequent) low mood and/or lack of motivation

To sign up, visit: www.lovemeprogramme.com/community 

Free Hertfordshire summer sports and fitness sessions for 11 to 19 year olds
Rectory Park Community Centre, Northolt - ongoing activities
Bereavement café- online and in-person (Hertford)
Stockwell Park Community Trust Events - Ongoing
Mix café, Sele Farm Community Hub, 12-4pm, every Thursday
Hertfordshire Health Walks, free- ongoing
Love Me Wellbeing Programme, Kew (London), Fridays 10am-12:30pm

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