Community Groups

Hertfordshire Health Walks

Walking is a really positive thing for your health and wellbeing. It has been shown that walking can prevent, help manage and also rehabilitate from illness. Hertfordshire Health Walks are an ideal way of taking regular exercise. There are local walks to suit all ages and abilities and it’s completely free.

Walks take place weekly in Hertford, Bengeo, Ware, Stanstead Abbotts and Watton. They range from a 20-30 minute comfortable pace walk with plenty of stopping places, up to a more brisk 90-minute walk. Health Walks are the ideal opportunity to meet new people and explore your local area in a safe and supported way.

All you need to do get started is to turn up! No referral or pre-booking is required.

For more information and to sign up as a new walker visit the Health Walks website:

Herts Help

Telephone: 0300 123 4044



It's Never Too Late to be Active

Hertfordshire County Council would like to let you know a new local behaviour change campaign ‘It’s Never Too Late to be Active’, that runs for 12-weeks from 9 May to 29 July 2022 to encourage those aged 55+ to get more active.

You can get a free 7 day activity pass and discover local activities:

Meetups in Hertford

Meetup brings people together in thousands of cities to do more of what they want to do in life.


Family Lives

Family Lives work closely with local communities through their services for families, and a local network of volunteers. Find out what they’re doing near you and how you can get involved.

Telephone: 01163 666087


Activities held at Benington Village Hall

3 Walkern Road, Benington SG2 7LN

More details can be found in the Benington parish magazine.

Mondays Art Club: 10am – 2pm
Chair Exercises: 2:30pm – 4pm
Tuesdays Tuesday Club for over 60’s: 2pm – 4pm on alternate weeks
Whist Club: 2pm – 4pm on alternate weeks
Badminton: 7:30am – 9:30am
Wednesday Yoga/Pilates: 10am – 11am
Thursday Coffee morning: 9am – 11:30am
Friday Badminton: 10am – 12pm

Jenny Cobb: 01438 869348

Walking in Hertfordhshire e-Bulletin

Please follow the link for the latest Walking in Hertfordshire e-Bulletin:

East Herts Community Transport

East Herts Community Transport is a project of the CVS for Broxbourne and East Herts, aiming to facilitate community transport in the district. This includes a Community Car Scheme, run by the CVS as well as initiatives and options of other providers: door-to-door services, car schemes, minibuses for hire as well as other services that make life easier if you are struggling to get out and about.

Telephone: 0300 123 1677

Twitter: @EastHertsCT



MOGO Listings

Local activities and events for young people.


Waterford Womens Institute

We have fun, enjoying outings, coffee mornings and eating out as well as our monthly meetings.

Visitors and new members are welcomed.

Telephone: 01920 426569


Watton-at-Stone Sports Facilities

Most of the sports activities are centred on the village Sports Field (often referred to as the Meadow) which is located just off the High Street, opposite the Bull public house.


'Shape Up’ Weight Management Programme available in Hertford – starting mid-April 2022

Free 12 Week Weight Loss Course run by Stevenage Football Club Foundation in Partnership with Watford Football Club Community Trust.  ‘Shape Up’ is funded by Public Health Herts and has been running across Hertfordshire since 2014.

Entry Criteria: Hertfordshire resident, Body Mass Index of 30+, BMI above 27.5 for BAME patients – some courses are restricted to either female or male participants.

For further information and to Sign Up: or contact Nicky Simbotin on 07510 380639 or by email

Courses are popular and places are limited.