Hertfordshire families can now sign up to the new Family Centre Service which is now fully operational.
The new service will bring together Children’s Centres, Health Visiting and the School Nursing Service to deliver a shared purpose for families from pre-birth through to 19 years to have the best possible start in life and throughout childhood.
Hertfordshire County Council commissioned three providers to support the new service; Barnardo’s, One YMCA and InspireAll will deliver the Family Support Contracts (pre-birth to 11 years). Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust will continue to provide the contract for Health Visiting and the School Nursing Service (pre-birth to 19 years).
For more information on the new Family Centre Service, and to register, please visit the Family Centre website
The family centre service can help before your baby’s born, right through to when they want to play and get messy.
Anyone can come along, whether you’re coping fine or having a struggle.
You don’t have to pop in to a centre – check out our parent’s survival kit with info and advice you can trust.
Shape Up sessions are due to be held in Potters Bar from 22 April, every Monday between 7.30pm and 9pm at Cranborne Primary School.
The Shape Up programme is aimed at men aged 18 to 65 with a Body Mass Index of 30 or over and consists of a 90 minute weekly session, which breaks down into a 30-minute educational segment followed by a 60-minute physical activity session.
For more details and to register, please visit the Shape Up Website
Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it is netball, but at a walking pace. The game has been designed so that anyone can play it regardless of age or fitness level.
From those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to serious injury, to those who believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago, it really is for everyone.
Women the length of the country have begun playing the game of Walking Netball for the fun, laughter and camaraderie the social session brings, as much as the health benefits on offer. It can give those who feel isolated an outlet, provide an activity for those who don’t deem themselves fit enough to run anymore and offer a stepping stone for those looking for a pathway back into netball.
Coming soon to St Margaret’s School Sports Centrem Merry Hill Road, Bushey WD23 1DT – Tuesdays 12-1pm £4 (STARTS 23RD APRIL 2019!)
Just Talk is a multi-agency campaign, steered by young people.
In 2017, a group of professionals from various agencies in Hertfordshire came together to discuss the issue that current mental health services, projects and campaigns were better meeting the needs of girls than boys.
As a result of this meeting, extensive research and consultation took place with teenage boys across Hertfordshire.
The Just Talk campaign was born.
Coordinated by the Public Health team at Hertfordshire County Council, partners have given their time and expertise to ensure that the quality resources and information available here, and the direction of the campaign, meets the needs of young people.
To find out more visit the website for lots of resources and information.
Yoga in Potters Bar is cancelled this morning – Friday 1 February. Pilates in Borehamwood is still going ahead.
We have had to move Monday evening yoga for two weeks as there will be no heating at Allum Hall. Please note on Monday 21 & Monday 28 January Yoga will take place at Meryfield Primary School, Theobald St, Borehamwood, WD6 4PA. Same time 6.30-7.30pm
Yoga will lengthen and strengthen your muscles while you reconnect your mind to your body. Yoga focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.
A qualified instructor will be on hand to advise you on the best poses for your ability. There is no need to book.
Take a mat if you have one, though the instructor will have some spare. Wear loose, comfortable clothes and no shoes are needed as yoga tends to be performed bare foot.
If you have any queries please call 020 8207 7801 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can now book a six-week block of yoga classes for a discounted rate for the following courses:
Monday evenings 6.30-7.30pm Allum Hall, Borehamwood £6 per week or £30 for 6 weeks or £60 for 12 weeks. Dates Monday 7 January – Monday 25 March.
Tuesday lunchtimes 1-1.45pm, 96 Shenley Road, Borehamwood, £5 per week or £25 for 6 weeks or £50 for 12 weeks. Tuesday 8 January – Tuesday 26 March
Thursday evenings 7.30-8.30pm, Bushey Arena, £6 per week or £30 for 6 weeks or £60 for 12 weeks. Thursday 10 January – Thursday 28 March.
Friday mornings 10-11am, King Charles the Martyr Church, Potters Bar, £6 per week or £30 for 6 weeks or £60 for 12 weeks. Friday 11th January – Friday 29 March.
To book your place, please call 020 8207 7801 or email email@example.com
Hertsmere residents who are looking to get active have a unique opportunity to try a new, fast growing sport at a taster session.
The Pickleball sessions will be taking place at Bushey Grove Leisure Centre on Aldenham Road between 1-2pm starting on Thursday 10 January for six weeks and are aimed at older adults.
The game of Pickleball was invented in 1965 on Bainbridge Island in Washington and is similar to tennis and badminton, but instead of traditional racquets, players hit a ball over a net using paddles made from plywood. The game is named after the Pickle boats familiar to English yachting. The court on which the game is played is similar to a badminton court and measures 20ftx44ft, while the ball is served under arm from behind the baseline.
Point scoring is similar to tennis and play ends when one side commits a fault, such as hitting the ball into the net.
Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “This is a unique opportunity for Hertsmere residents to have a go at a new sport or for those who would like to lead a more active lifestyle to try a game that is good, healthy fun and easy to understand.
“If you are looking for an activity that gets you moving, but isn’t too physically tiring, then Pickleball may be the perfect sport for you.”
Sessions cost just £3.50 and can be booked at reception or by calling 01923 470140.
To view a video on Pickleball, visit https://binged.it/2IattSm.