May 24, 20180

Community Hertsmere supported by Clarion Futures, is delivering a brand new community initiative Inter-Act which seeks to bring the community closer together and reduce social isolation by creating opportunities for people of all ages to get involved and share their time and skills. Inter-Act will provide support to local people to start up and run projects which will benefit the area.  

Community Hertsmere are holding two Open Days in Windsor Hall, Blythe Close, Borehamwood WD6 4EE on  

Tuesday 29 May from 11am – 2pm

Monday 11 June from 2pm – 5pm

 To hear people’s ideas on what activity they would like to see take place and how they can help increase community activity in Windsor Hall and the local area.



May 9, 20180

Its walking month, try walking football at Bushey Grove, Tuesdays 11am-12pm, more info or there is also a session at Furzefield Centre, Potters Bar, Thursdays 2-3pm, more info  

We have made a video of walking football if you would like to see what it is about

There is also Walking Netball at Furzefield Centre, Potters Bar, Mondays 11.30am-12.30pm, more info


May 3, 20180

Love my bump is a campaign with the goal of raising awareness of the dangers of smoking whilst pregnant, conveying that everyone should be aware of the health risks towards pregnant mothers and their developing child; love my Bump aims to not only help Mothers, but the rest of the family as well.

Therefore, if you’re either pregnant and want to stop smoking or want to stop spreading second hand smoke in the household, you can find out more information at: https://www.hertsmere.gov.uk/Health–Wellbeing/Help-to-Stop-Smoking.aspx


May 2, 20180

Want to be part of something BIG? Hertfordshire County Council’s Countryside and Rights of Way Service is attempting to set a new record for the greatest number of Health Walkers out walking, on Monday May 14th with the 3rd annual Mass Health Walk. And what better time to set this challenge than during Hertfordshire’s Year of Physical Activity and National Walking Month.

The Hertfordshire Health Walks initiative offers over 60 walks per week across the county, helping residents to meet the target of 150 minutes exercise per week as recommended by the UK’s Chief Medical Officers. The walks are free, local, short and led by trained volunteers.

2018 has been designated the ‘Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity’ and will see a number of organisations working together in support of making Hertfordshire the most active county. May’s physical activity theme is walking and throughout the day on May 14th there will be a bumper offering of over 25 Health Walks taking place across Hertfordshire. So whether you’re already a seasoned Health Walker or fancy trying it for the first time there are plenty of opportunities to get active and help break a Hertfordshire Health Walks record.  The number to beat is 630 walkers, set on the Mass Health Walk day in 2015!

Find out about health Walks in Hertsmere https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder  Introduce a friend, bring a neighbour or rally the family to help make this the biggest Health Walk ever!

All the walks for May 14th can be found online at www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks, and look out for promotions to encourage you to walk more on the Facebook page – www.facebook.com/hertfordshirehealthwalks – and Twitter page – @hertshealthwalk.

To register as a walker and to download all the walks for your area taking place over the summer visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/healthwalks.

May 2, 20180

Do you love playing sport and fancy a new challenge? Then why not give the sport of Pickleball a go as part of the Herts Year of Physical Activity. To find out more, visit http://ow.ly/rG6430jGUsj. To see a video on the sport, visit http://ow.ly/7jJD30jGUMv

We are running six Pickleball sessions at the Furzefield Leisure Centre, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 3BW from Monday 4 June, 10-11am.  Cost is £4 and includes a free deink following the session.

For more information, please email community.services@hertsmere.gov.uk



April 26, 20180

The ParksHerts website provides a single point of access for information about Hertfordshire’s parks and open spaces.The project aims to encourage residents to make more of their valuable local space and visit parks they may not have previously explored, whilst also supporting people to make getting outdoors part of their daily lives by finding places to enjoy and share with others.

ParksHerts users are able to filter parks by a number of categories – including who is going to the park, what activities you’d like to do and the facilities offered. You will be encouraged to get active by using the wide range of walking, cycling, running and activity trails that exist across the county.

To find out more visit the ParksHerts website. You can also like us on Facebook: facebook/ParksHerts, or follow us on twitter: @ParksHerts and Instagram: ParksHerts


April 25, 20180

KickOff@3, an initiative that aim to engage young people using sport, music and other imaginative ideas to spread awareness, are working in partnership with the Hertfordshire Constabulary (Police Force) to stage this small sided football tournament at the Cotlandswick Leisure Centre. The event will raise funds and awareness for the OLLIE Foundation who are a local charity that fund suicide intervention skills training for adults working with young people. This training enables professionals to identify warning signs and provide a pathway to help combat suicidal thoughts.

The initiative was created in 2017 by serving police officer Michael Wallace, who works in youth engagement and aims to use sport to provide vulnerable young people with stability they might not get elsewhere, and Ashley Levien, who runs social inclusion initiatives and a ‘soccer school’ in the London borough of Barnet.

Together they aim to engage with young people through the medium of sports and music while raising awareness and funds for charities which promote young people’s wellbeing.

Funds from the London Colney event will go towards youth suicide prevention charity The OLLIE Foundation. OLLIE (One Life Lost Is Enough) delivers suicide prevention and intervention training in the St Albans district.


There will also be live music at the event, and Herts police officers will be on hand to talk to young people and offer advice.

The competition is open to anyone age 15 to 17, and admission is £25 per team (10 players) or £4 per person. To enter email rory.arnott2@herts.pnn.police.uk

April 20, 20180

Tennis for Kids is a starter course for kids, comprising of 6 high quality sessions, that introduce tennis to children in a fun and relaxed environment at King George Recreation Ground, Bushey, WD23 4NT.  This course is for kids aged 8 to 11.

What you can expect?

  • An enthusiastic coach who has attended a specific Tennis for Kids training course
  • A Tennis for Kids Babolat racket, ball-set, and personalised T-Shirt delivered right to your door
  • An opportunity for parents to get involved
  • A follow-on offer to encourage you to keep playing at the venue after the course is complete.

Coach Michael Aderogba
Tel 07740287430
Email maderogba@hotmail.co.uk

Visit the website for information and to book


April 19, 20180

Age is only a number and older Hertsmere residents have the opportunity to prove the saying correct by participating in a range of physical activities from this month.

Hertsmere Borough Council is supporting Hertfordshire County Council’s ‘It’s Never Too Late To Be Active’ campaign, which runs between 23 April and 15 July to encourage the older generation to take up physical activity and is part of the Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity.

The campaign aims to boost the number of people in the over 55 age range participating in physical exercise after figures revealed that 41.7 per cent of the 55-64 age group do less than the recommended 150 minutes exercise a week.

Among activities taking place will be a Pickleball taster session at the Furzefield Leisure Centre in Potters Bar on 23 April. The little known sport is similar to tennis, but is played with paddles on a badminton court with a lowered net and can be played in singles or doubles format.

The taster session will be taking place between 9.30am and 11.30am and participants will be able to have a free drink in the café.

Football fans will be able to enjoy Walking Football sessions every Tuesday on the Astroturf Court at Bushey Grove Leisure Centre between 11am and noon, while on Thursdays there are Walking Football sessions at Furzefield Centre between 2pm and 3pm.

Other sessions include Walking Netball every Monday at Furzefield between 11.30am and 12.30pm, while a Daily Mile event encourages a grandparent or neighbour to run, jog or walk the daily mile to school on a day of their choosing between 23 April and 4 May.

Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “Participating in regular exercise is so important for all age groups, because it helps to reduce the risk of chronic disease and injury and can even improve your mood.

“As the campaign’s title states, it’s never too late to be active, so why not take advantage of this opportunity to take up a new sporting challenge, which will improve your health, by taking part in some of the activities.”

The Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity 2018 is aimed at encouraging residents to adopt a more active lifestyle.

To find out more about the Year of Physical Activity, visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/hertsyopa18.

For more details about ‘It’s Never Too late To Be Active,’ visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/nevertoolate

For more information about events for the 50+ age group, visit