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:

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



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.


DSPL (Delivering Special Provision Locally)

DSPL is a Hertfordshire-wide partnership approach where parents, carers, staff in early years settings and schools, further education colleges, local authority officers and representatives from other agencies, work together as part of an Area Group, to ensure that there is a range of provision and support services available in their local community.


YMCA Central Herts

YMCA deliver a range of programmes and services that tackle issues facing local people and ensure there are opportunities for young people throughout our work from apprentices, to work experience, and childcare to youth work. They work with all ages, faiths, backgrounds and have served the communities in Hertfordshire for over 127 years.


Herts Help

Telephone: 0300 123 4044



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

Community Development Agency for Hertfordshire (CDA)

CDA Herts’ primary role in the Voluntary and Community Sector is to be the voice and advocate for the communities in Hertfordshire. They achieve this by exchanging information between the public, private and voluntary sectors, influencing strategies, supporting and working in partnership, and delivering projects.


Groundwork East Hertfordshire Projects

Through a range of projects across the County, Groundwork work towards a vision of a society of sustainable communities which are vibrant, healthy and safe, which respect the local and global environment and where individuals and enterprise prosper. Creating these sustainable communities means developing initiatives which cut across economic, social and environmental issues.