A-Z of Services


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Council meetings

When and where?

Contact

Who is it for?

Wheathampstead Parish Council meetings are held once a month and are open to the public.

Last Thursday of each month (except December)

8pm-10pm

Memorial Hall

Tel: 01582 832541

info@wheathampstead-pc.gov.uk

Everyone

Parent/Youths/Toddler/Baby

When and where?

Contact

Who is it for?

Wheathampstead Youth Club

Activities include cooking, indoor sports, hair and beauty and use of the all-weather pitch.

 

Tuesdays

7pm-9pm

Memorial Hall

Paul Cairns

Tel: 01442 454060

Teenagers

Wheathampstead Baby and Toddler Group

Volunteer run group for babies to 4-year olds, including free play, crafts, snack, ride-ons and singing. A great chance to meet other mothers, fathers and carers in the village. Entry fee is £2 per child and 50p per additional child over 12 months.

Fridays (term time only)

9.45am-11.30am

Memorial Hall

wheathampsteadtoddlergroup@gmail.com

Everyone

Play and Learn

This session is for parents and children to enjoy a range of play activities together and is a great way to meet others in your local community. Sessions cost £1 per family or £2 with a snack.

Mondays

9.30am-11am

Hill Dyke Community Centre

Batford Early Years Centre/Lamer Fields Children's Centre 

Tel: 01582 713872

admin@harpendenandrural.cc

www.harpendenandruralcc.org

Everyone

Play and Learn with Grandparents and Carers

As above.

Tuesdays

10am-12pm

Hill Dyke Community Centre

As above

Everyone

Health Visitor Child Health Clinic

Meet other new families, weigh your baby and get breastfeeding support at these Health Visitor led sessions. Dads welcome.

Thursdays

9.30am-11.30am

Hill Dyke Community Centre

As above

Everyone

Ark Parent and Toddler Group

Join us in the Lady Chapel for coffee and play. 

Wednesdays

9.30am-11.00am

St Helen’s Church

Tel: 01582 834031

www.sth-stp.org

Everyone

Dance/Performing Arts

When and where?

Contact

Who is it for?

Top Hat Stage School

Performing arts school for children and young adults aged 4 to 15 years of age. Students attend a 2-hour session, drama, singing and dance. Top Hat is far more than just a stage school - it is a place where children and teenagers aged 6 - 17 can meet every week and socialize together whilst discovering new talents. You are very welcome to bring your child for a free trial.

Wednesdays (except August)

4.30pm-6.30pm

Memorial Hall

Tel: 01727 812666

 admin@tophatstageschool.co.uk

 www.tophatstageschool.co.uk

Children, teenagers

Bollywood Dancing

All abilities welcome. Cost - £6 per class.

The new term starts 6th September 2017.

Wednesdays

8pm-9pm

Hill Dyke Community Centre

Tel: Radhika Vora - 07931 435551

Adults

Fitness/Sport/Health

When and where?

Contact

Who is it for?

Positive Movement

This is a new wellbeing programme for older people, anyone with mobility problems and carers. The friendly sessions combine gentle exercise and movement with time to socialise over tea. Both fun and hugely beneficial, this programme can really make a difference to your life!

Thursdays

1.30pm-2.30pm

Memorial Hall

Tel: Lynne Gallagher - 01462 678804

positivemovement@letchworthcentre.org

www.letchworthcentre.org

Adults

Big Dog Little Dog Yoga

This yoga is for parent with child aged 4-8, working very closely together in different yoga poses, supporting each other, building trust and learning about your body. Must book in advance.

Saturdays (selected dates only)

10.30am-11.30am

Memorial Hall

Jitka Rodic

jitkar.yoga@gmail.com

www.bdld.co.uk 

Children, adults

Wheathampstead Warriors

Local running club with the aim to encourage people of all abilities, including beginners, to improve their fitness, health and wellbeing through running.

Ad hoc runs also take place during the week - see the Facebook page for up to date information.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

8pm

Meet outside Memorial Hall

 

www.wheathampsteadwarriors.co.uk

Teenagers, adults

Wheathampstead Patient Participation Group Pilates class

The Pilates class is designed to improve health and fitness.  Everyone is welcome and equipment is provided. Cost - £6 per person and must be booked in advance. 

Tuesdays (except August)

2pm-3pm, 3pm-4pm and 4pm-5pm

Memorial Hall

Tel: David Law - 01582 833628  

Adults

Wheathampstead Wanderers

We are an FA Charter Standard Development Club dedicated to making football available to children and young people at affordable prices. Training is available to all ages.

Various days/times

Artificial turf pitch

Marford Playing Fields

www.wheathampsteadwanderersfc.co.uk

wwfc.membership@gmail.com

 

Everyone

Hobbies/Interests

When and where?

Contact

Who is it for?

Wheathampstead History Society

Our village has a rich local history and heritage. We arrange a programme of talks, meetings and outings for members, produce a monthly bulletin, prepare displays and talks for other societies, and encourage local people to do their own research. Annual subscription: £8; £12 for couples.

Third Wednesday of every month (except August)

7.30pm-9.30pm

Mead Hall, East Lane

whs@wheathampsteadheritage.org.uk

www.wheathampsteadheritage.org.uk/history-society.asp

 

Hardy Plant Society

The Hertfordshire Group of the Hardy Plant Society meet at the Memorial Hall for illustrated talks, a plant stall, and refreshments with homemade cakes. We welcome anyone interested in plants or gardening. Over the summer we have visits to members' gardens and a coach trip.

First Saturday of the month from October to April

2pm-5pm

Memorial Hall

Tel: Heather Osborne (Secretary) - 01727 856354

www.hertshps.com 

Adults

Wheathampstead Horticultural Society

The society is interested in all things horticultural, has a variety of excellent talks by some well-known plantsmen and women, has visits to beautiful gardens and holds an Annual Autumn Show in September. Visitors are welcome. Annual subscription is only £10.

First Wednesday of the month (except January and August)

8pm-10pm

Memorial Hall

Tel: Jill Bareham (Secretary) - 01582 450079 or 07977 445473

Everyone

Wine Club

Social evening with wine tasting, good company and variety of wine-related activities. Cost £3 per evening (£3.50 for commercial tasting). Wine Club is part of the Horticultural Society; however, you can come along to meet us before becoming a member.

Last Wednesday of each month (except August and December)

8pm-10pm

Mead Hall, East Lane

Tel: Jill Bareham (Secretary) - 01582 450079 or 07977 445473

Adults

Recreation for the Retired

Come along and socialise with people from the community. Activates include table tennis, board games, darts, refreshments and much more.

Fridays (except August) 2pm-4pm

Memorial Hall

 

Adults

Flower Club

We are a group of ladies (men are welcome too!) who enjoy watching and learning from qualified floral demonstrators and sometimes have a go at making our own arrangements. These meetings are always fun and we encourage visitors to join us. At the end of our sessions, a raffle is held and the winners take home the floral designs.  

Third Thursday of each month (except August)

8pm-10pm

Memorial Hall

 

Tel: Elaine Enstone - 01582 760709

sonnet@enstone1.demon.co.uk 

Adults

U3A

The University of the Third Age (U3A) movement is a unique and exciting organisation which provides, through its U3As, life-enhancing and life-changing opportunities. Retired and semi-retired people come together and learn together, not for qualifications but for its own reward: the sheer joy of discovery!

Speaker meetings: Thursdays

2pm-4pm

Memorial Hall

Check out the website for further weekly classes/groups:

https://u3asites.org.uk/wheathampstead

Adults

The Mead Quilters

This group was created to “to promote appreciation and understanding of patchwork, quilting and appliqué, both traditional and modern, and other allied crafts”. There is currently a waiting list, so please contact us if you are interested.

Meeting: Third Tuesday of each month - 7.30pm

Stitching session: First Tuesday of each month - 9.45am-12.30pm

Mead Hall, East Lane

www.meadquilters.org

secretary@meadquilters.org 

Adults

Art Group

This group was set up so that people could enjoy painting together, in a comfortable and sociable setting. Once or twice a month we invite a tutor to come along and advise us. If you are interested in joining, the first two sessions will be offered free of charge. Costs are thereafter approx. £30 per term.

Wednesdays

10am-12pm

Green Room, Memorial Hall

Tel: Angela Lamb – 01582 832628

Everyone

Community support groups

When and where?

Contact

Who is it for?

Wheathampstead Community Group

The WCG has been serving the village of Wheathampstead and surrounding areas for 45 years. WCG is a registered charity that aims to provide help and support to any resident of the village.

 

Tel: Marion Oxley (Chairman) - 01582 834238

marion@lesmar.com

Tel: Mike Greensmith (Treasurer)

 

Everyone

Internet café (run by the Community Group)

Come along and access the internet to undertake research, stay in touch with loved ones and so much more. At least two volunteers attend each week to help anyone in need. Cost - 50p per session, which includes a tea or coffee.

Thursdays

10am-12pm

Library, Memorial Hall

 

Everyone

Wheathampstead Friends

We are a group of volunteers who currently run the various projects including: home visiting for those needing some support; the Intergenerational Project arranges visits to local schools for the elderly where the different generations can discuss assorted topics from their own perspectives and the Food Bank operates every Thursday in the Hilldyke Community Centre.

 

Tel: 01582 833788

                            

www.wheathampsteadfriends.org

Everyone

Dementia Wellbeing Group run a fortnightly coffee morning for those living with dementia and their carers

First and third Wednesday of the month

10.30am-12pm

Mead Hall, East Lane

Tel: 01582 833788

Everyone

The Bereavement group run a monthly coffee morning and provide home visiting upon request.

Third Thursday of the month

10am-11.30am

St Helen’s Church

Tel: 01582 833788

Everyone

Wheathampstead Food Bank provides emergency food and support for local people in crisis.

Thursdays

12.30pm-4.30pm

Hilldyke Community Centre

Tel: 01582 833788

Everyone

Wheathampstead Thursday Club for the Disabled

Contact David for more information.

Thursdays

Mead Hall, East Lane

Tel: David Law - 01582 833628  

Everyone

Citizens Advice Bureau

Our Wheathampstead Outreach Service - appointments are preferable but drop-ins are welcome.

Thursdays

10am-12pm

Memorial Hall

Appointments/enquiries: 01727 811118

Adviceline: 03444 111444

www.stalbans-cab.org

www.adviceguide.org.uk

Everyone

 



leafleafThe Memorial Hall, Marford Road, Wheathampstead Hertfordshire, AL4 8AY
01582 832541, info@wheathampstead-pc.gov.uk