Fantastic Friday Update

We are progressing through the month of January trying to highlight the important health campaigns that offer the opportunity to increase awareness of issues affecting our community.


January is Cervical Cancer Month with the Cervical Cancer Prevention Week happening next week (22nd-28th January). Women would like their GPs to be better trained so they are more empathetic and listen to their concerns about the menopause. This was one of the findings of a survey of 560 women by Healthwatch Herts, commissioned by Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board. You can find details of the report here


The International Day of Education 2024, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2019, takes place on Wednesday 24 January. Its aim is to shine a light on children who are missing out on receiving the education they deserve, as well as celebrating the role of education and its importance in the world. 


We wish you a lovely weekend!

Nicola Oneill

Wellbeing Services Manager


If you or someone you know is in at-risk group or is isolated, and needs help or support with shopping, prescription collection, pet sitting, urgent supplies or tech support, you can contact us.

Phone: 01727 649930.

Alternatively, if you would like to volunteer yourself to support this service, please contact us or visit our website for further information.



Come and visit us at one of our Hubs this week!

MONDAY 22nd JANUARY:       Creative Community Cafes at Windsor Hall, Borehamwood (10.30am - 2.30pm), Computer's and a Cuppa - Wyllyotts Centre, Potters Bar (10.30am - 12.30pm), NHS Health Check at Healthy Hub in Leeming Road, Borehamwood. Please contact the hub to book it.


TUESDAY 23rd JANUARY:      Creative Community Café at Phillimore Place, Radlett (12pm - 4pm), Computers & a cuppa at the Healthy Hub in Leeming Road, Borehamwood (11.30 - 2.30), Men That Meet, Windsor Hall (1.30pm - 4 pm).


WEDNESDAY 24th JANUARY: Creative Community Café and Computers and a Cuppa at at Aberford Community Centre (1pm - 4pm).


THURSDAY 25th JANUARY:    Computer's and a Cuppa, Bushey Library (12pm - 2pm), London Colney lunch club (11am-1pm), Drop-in Session on Domestic Abuse with ASAHWR Outreach at Healthy Hub in Leeming Road, Borehamwood (10am -12pm).


FRIDAY 26th JANUARY:         Creative Community Café and Computers and a Cuppa at Organ Hall, Borehamwood (10am - 2pm).


Three Rivers Shopper Bus 

Have you tried our accessible Shopper Bus in Three Rivers? This door-to-door service is brilliant for people who have difficulties using public transport to go shopping.

We travel from:

  • Saratt, Chandler's Cross, Loudwater and Croxley Green on Tuesdays,
  • Rickmansworth, Moor Park and Mill End on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and
  • South Oxhey and Carpenders Park on Thursdays and Fridays.

For more information

Our Health Matters - Support for Wellbeing Event

Save the date for our next health event!
We're delighted to be welcoming:

  • Alzheimer's Society
  • Citizens Advice Hertsmere
  • GP surgeries: Fairbrook Medical Centre, Manor View Practice, and The Grove Medical Centre
  • Hertfordshire County Council's Learning Disability team and Public Health's Health Improvement Service.
  • Hertfordshire Mind Network
  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Hertsmere Healthy Hubs
  • Music for My Mind
  • New Leaf Recovery and Wellbeing College
  • Para Dance UK

Join us for an afternoon of support and information, talks and exercises, health checks, and free refreshments. More information will be released soon!

Monday 26th February, 1pm - 4pm

Aberford Community Centre in Borehamwood!

More information

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week 22nd-28th 2024

This Cervical Cancer Prevention Week, get involved to raise awareness and help make it a reality! There are the tools to make cervical cancer a thing of the past and help prevent it but awareness and uptake need to be increased. 

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Energy Agent with Communities 1st

Our Creative Café / Community Spaces offer helpful advice to help people make informed decisions about their energy usage, conserving energy and safety.

Our volunteers have full training and resources to help you.


Our Creative Café / Community Spaces are available across Hertfordshire and every week from Monday to Friday in Hertsmere. Find out which one is closest to you below:

  • Mondays: Windsor Hall Community Centre, Borehamwood from 10.30am - 2.30pm.
  • Tuesdays: Phillimore Community Centre, Radlett from 12pm - 4pm.
  • Wednesdays: Aberford Community Centre, Borehamwood from 1pm - 4pm.
  • Thursdays: Farriers Way Community Centre, Borehamwood from 10am - 2pm.
  • Fridays: Organ Hall Community Centre, Borehamwood from 10am - 2pm.

More information

Holocaust Memorial Day

The annual service to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day will be held on Sunday 28th of January.
The service will be conducted by local rabbis, hosted by the Mayor of St Albans City and District, Councillor Anthony Rowlands and candles will be lit in memory of those who perished.

This year’s theme is the "Fragility of Freedom", a reflection on how freedom cannot be taken for granted and is open to abuse. 


Sunday 28th of January at 6.30pm

St Albans United Synagogue

Anyone who wishes to attend, should send an email in advance to


More information

Take part in Clean Air Night

St Albans City and District Council is supporting "Clean Air Night" - a new national campaign to raise awareness of the adverse impact of wood burning.
People are being asked to refrain from burning wood to keep the skies clean on Wednesday 24 January and take measures to ensure they remain clean throughout the year. 
Lighting fires at home has become the largest source of small particle air pollution in the UK. 
As well as harming the environment, smoke from wood burning is also a cause of life-threatening illnesses including heart and lung disease. 
Research shows that burning wood is almost always more expensive than other forms of heating. 

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Have your say on budget spending (2024-25)
Hertfordshire County Council spends more than £1 billion a year on services which touch the lives of every Hertfordshire resident, business and community.
These services are paid for through your Council Tax and other sources of funding, such as grants from central government and the council’s commercial income.
They are seeking your views about how we should spend this money over the coming financial year, from April 2024 to March 2025.

Your feedback will help them set a balanced budget as they continue to provide much needed services and take steps to reduce costs and raise more income. 

Consultation start date: 5 January 2024
Consultation closing date: 28 January 2024 (11.45pm)

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Encyclopaedia Britannica

Did you know you can use your library card to access the online version of the complete Encyclopaedia Britannica?
Available in three levels: Junior (for age 6-10), Student (for age 10-15) and Adult (for age 15+).
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Health Walks Timetable 2024 released

Hertfordshire Health Walks has recently released its winter timetable for walks starting from January 2024.  There are five new walks ideal for people looking to gradually increase  their fitness levels in the new year.  Check out Dacorum's Sunday Afternoon Walks Programme which leaves from a different village venue each month.

Just turn up on the day - 15 minutes before the start if its your first walk.  Or, if you prefer, register online

To find a walk near you






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