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 4, 20190

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!)

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.


November 6, 20180

Would you like to be part of the first Herts Pickleball Festival on Saturday 12th January 2019.

When: Saturday 12th January 2019, 1.00-6pm

Where: The Herts Sports Village, Hatfield Business Park, Hatfield AL10 9EU

Cost: £10 per person

Equipment: Paddles and balls will be available for all those who need them

What’s included: Up to 5 hours play on 8 courts, coaching sessions, a Pickleball equipment stand and the opportunity to meet Pickleball players from across the county.

The Festival is open to Pickleball players of any ability, aged 16+, to join other like-minded people to play Pickleball, make friends and have fun. The Festival is not a tournament and there are no medals to be won or knock-out rounds. 

To book your place visit


August 7, 20180

We Move She Moves is delighted to announce it has bagged £1,000 from Tesco’s Bags of Help community grant scheme.

Bags of Help is run in partnership with environmental charity Groundwork, and sees grants raised from the sale of carrier bags awarded to thousands of local community projects every year. Since launching in 2015, it’s provided more than £56 million to over 16,000 local community projects.

The grant will be used to subsidise Learn to Run courses in Potters Bar and Shenley. Learn to Run is an eight week course aimed at total beginners who want to build their running confidence in a safe and friendly environment. The course is aimed at those who have always wanted to get running but have felt they were not fit enough, fast enough or strong enough. Participants are gently introduced to running before the intensity increases over the weeks.

The Learn to Run course will start on Tuesday 4 September at Oakmere Park. This course will run every Tuesday for eight weeks from 7pm to 8pm. Details of the Learn to Run course in Shenley will be available soon.

There will also be a Learn to Run course from Monday 3 September at Bushey Grove Leisure Centre, every Monday for eight weeks between 7pm and 8pm.

The Potters Bar course costs £15 and if you would like to find out more or book your place, email community.services@hertsmere.gov.uk or to find out more about We Move She Moves, visit www.wemoveshemoves.me.uk

Councillor Caroline Clapper, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Health, said: “Learn to Run is a great course that enables people to get fit and enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle at a pace that suits them. Thanks to the Bags of Help community grant scheme, we are able to open this up to residents in Potters Bar and Shenley at a reduced cost for the first time.

“If you’d like to get running, but anxious about starting, then I’d encourage you to book on to this course. It’s a friendly and inclusive running club, so you’ll get fit and have a great time too!”

Alec Brown, Tesco’s Head of Community, said: “Bags of Help has been a fantastic success and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers. It’s such a special scheme because it’s local people who decide how the money will be spent in their community. We can’t wait to see the projects come to life.”

Voting ran in stores throughout May and June with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the checkout.

Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups each time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions are awarded funding.

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities. Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.

June 26, 20180

The Arsenal Women Gunneretttes sessions will provide weekly 1 hour coaching sessions for 24 weeks throughout the football season. Sessions will begin on the week commencing 10th September 2018 and run until week commencing 18th March 2019. (No sessions will take place in school holidays, and a full list of dates will be sent prior to coaching delivery). The Gunnerettes sessions is part of the Arsenal Women Player Development Pathway, and take place alongside, or prior to our Player Development Programme sessions.

 The girls only sessions will be aimed at a mix of ability, and will help the girls taking part: develop their football skills, learn more about football and make new friends. Coaching sessions will include:

·        Coaching led by Arsenal Women coaches

·        Small sided games

·        Fun activities, aimed at developing girls in their technical & physical ability, but also supporting the development of their confidence, creativity and communication skills


Girls joining the coaching sessions will also become an Arsenal Women Junior Member, which will entitle girls to access all elements of a Junior Membership, including:

·        Entry to all home Arsenal Women Women’s Super League fixtures for the 2018/19 season

·        Entry to ballots for exclusive opportunities

·        And much more!


Day Time Venue Address Surface Age Group
Monday 16:30 – 17:30 Borehamwood Football Club Broughinge Rd, Borehamwood WD6 5AL Astro Turf Under 10’s (8 & 9 years old)

Under 12’s ( 10 & 11 years old)

Tuesday 17:00 – 18:00 University of Hertfordshire De Havilland Campus, Hatfield Business Park, Mosquito Way, Hatfield AL10 9EU Astro Turf Under 10’s (8 & 9 years old)
Friday 16:30 – 17:30 Ashlyns School Chesham Rd, Hertfordshire HP4 3AH Indoor Sports Hall Under 10’s (8 & 9 years old)

If you are interested in booking your daughter in to these sessions, please visit this link:



June 14, 20180

It’s healthy eating week and the British Nutrition Foundation has produced a wealth of resources and challenges to help people to make a change in their lifestyle.  The five challenges with their guides are :

The website also has a number of factsheets about physical activity and healthy eating