health

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June 7, 20190

We are excited to announce that on Sunday, Tennis for Free lunches at Meadow Park in Borehamwood at 10am.  Jordan and his team from Radlett Lawn Tennis and Squash Club will be leading the sessions and providing coaching in a fun and friendly environment.

Equipment is provided, but feel free to bring your own if you want.

These weekly sessions are free to everyone and all abilities are welcome.

To register visit www.tennisforfree.com

 



April 9, 20190

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.



April 9, 20190

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

 



February 8, 20190

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.



January 17, 20190

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 community.services@hertsmere.gov.uk


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November 22, 20180

Lace up your trainers and head down to Oakmere Park to play on the first interactive sports court in the country!

The multi-purpose sports court has four goals and is controlled through a game console. It takes all the best elements of outdoor team sports but adds a new dimension. Impact-sensitive panels measure and react to the ball, and the vivid LED lights and audio speakers give players feedback and encouragement on their performance.

The interactive sports court is as entertaining as video games, yet fun, healthy and socially constructive just like outdoor play.   With five games to choose from, even regular users of the interactive sports court won’t get bored. It’s aimed at young people in junior school and upwards, so grab your parents, carers, grandparents or friends and head down to the park!

The interactive sports court was funded by Section 106 money – which is money given to the council through the planning process for local development.

As well as the interactive football court, we have also installed a new Crusader rope swing, which gives people of all ages the challenge of standing or sitting to create the swing motion. This will be opened in mid-November once the safety surface has been fitted.

The equipment is modern, which will hopefully entice more young people to our local parks to use the wonderful facilities that are on offer.

To find out more about the facilities in our parks, visit our website: www.hertsmere.gov.uk/parkfacilities


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November 13, 20180

Children and Adults….. Sunday 18th November 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join Watford Cycle hub as they aim to cycle 423 miles… the same distance as the Rickshaw Challenge!!

Starting from Watford Cycle Hub, The Pavilion, Holywell Community Centre, Tolpits Lane, Watford WD18 9QD, cycle as many 1 mile (traffic free) loops as you can to help make up the total distance.  Each loop will be counted and the miles plotted against the Rickshaw Challenge route.

£1 to enter.  Wear yellow or spots and maybe even decorate your bike!!

Get a sponsorship form and be sponsored for each loop you complete. Can you spare an hour or two and lend a hand either being a route marshal, collect money or even a lap recorder! Please email training@watfordcyclehub.org.uk We would really appreciate your support as these events!  


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September 18, 20180

This weekly exercise and movement class will dance your body fit.  Weekly sessions take place at Elm Court Youth and Community Centre, 363 Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 3BP.  The first class is free and the sessions aim to help people to keep active, feel energised and show that exercise can be fun.  Sessions take place on a Wednesday afternoon from 2.15-3.45pm.  For more information please contact Tracy, exercisewithtracy@gmail.com or call 07949 055958


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September 11, 20180

As part of the Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity, we have teamed up with Saracens Sport Foundation to offer a free trial at their Love to Dance class in Borehamwood on a Friday between 1000 and 1130am.  The class is a fun and friendly dance session for over 50’s and takes place at Farriers Way Community Centre, Farriers Way, Borehamwood, WD6 2TB.  For more information or to book our free place please contact Clare Bellchambers, 020 3675 7215 or email healthandwellbeing@Saracens.net


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September 11, 20180

As part of the Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity, we have teamed up with Saracens Sport Foundation to offer a free trial at their Love to Dance class in Potters Bar on a Wednesday between 1245 and 215pm.  The class is a fun and friendly dance session for over 50’s and takes place at King Charles the Martyr Church, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, EN6 3AS.  For more information or to book our free place please contact Clare Bellchambers, 020 3675 7215 or email healthandwellbeing@Saracens.net