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October 2018

This month... WTBL would like to invite you to 'Make Your Voices Heard' whether at a local level or on a national scale!

October is going to be a busy time for Wormley and Turnford Big Local. 
Here are the key dates - click  on them to skip to further information. 

4th October - Drop in and see the Active Herts advisor at WTBL Hub
5th October - Pop Up Cinema at Wormley Free Church. 
16th October - 'Make your Voices Heard' at Hertford Regional College
18th October - Drop in and see the Active Herts advisor at WTBL Hub
Every Tuesday  - Guided Walk starting at WTBL Hub

Looking ahead - 12th November - WTBL trip to Parliament!

Big Local Community Plan

Every couple of years, each Big Local area has to produce a ‘Community Plan’ and for WTBL the latest plan will need to be submitted this autumn. This is a really important part of the process which will help to define the journey and future plans of the Wormley and Turnford Big Local. A consultant has been employed to undertake this task but (as always!) local residents will be a key part of the decision making process. Please get in touch if you have any questions or if you want to get involved.

Make Your Voices Heard Event  

You are invited to an ‘Introduction to Parliament’ Session and Big Local Community Consultation Workshop on Tuesday 16th October at Hertford Regional College. This event will give the chance to:
  • Find out what has happened so far on the WTBL project and help to guide the next steps. This part of the evening will be led by WTBL consultant
  • Learn more about the work of the UK Parliament and how you can influence it. This session will be led by Sky Yarlett who works for the Houses of Parliament Outreach Services
This event is hosted by Hertford Regional College in Turnford. It starts at 5:30 pm. Light refreshments will be served at 6:30 pm.                            

FREE Trip to The Houses of Parliament!

Have you ever thought about visiting the Houses of Parliament or wondered what it is like inside this famous democratic institution? In November YOU have the opportunity to tour the Palace of Westminster and have a look behind the scenes.

WTBL is organising a trip to the Houses of Parliament for Wormley and Turnford residents, on Monday 12 November 2018. We will be travelling by coach which will depart from Wormley Community Centre at 8am and return at around 2pm. Following the tour of the buildings, which will last for about an hour, we are hoping that the MP for Broxbourne, Charles Walker, (or someone from his team) will be able to meet with us for a Q and A session. This trip is FREE to attend (although a small contribution towards the cost of the bus hire is welcome!) Lunch won’t be provided so please bring your own food.
WTBL believe that this initiative will help to inspire, engage and connect people with parliamentary democracy. Our trip will be a great opportunity to network, find out more about Parliament, and its function and role in today’s society as well as intensify the dialogue between institutions and communities. Finally, we hope that it will help to build a platform for "community activism".
Places are limited and booking is essential. For more information, email Michal Siewniak, Community Development Manager for Wormley and Turnford Big Local or call: 07903 390649.


Active Herts Programme
Drop in session at WTBL Hub.

If you live in the Borough of Broxbourne and are looking to make a change but not sure where to start, contact your local Get Active Specialist to book a FREE consultation. You’ll meet one of the team to discuss how you can take your first steps towards a more active lifestyle.
Over a period of twelve weeks or more, you will receive 1:1 support from your Get Active Specialist to make getting active as easy as possible. To do this, our staff will work with you to develop a personal ‘Get Active Plan’. We will help you find local, low costs ways of how to start being active.
So whether it’s motivation, advice, or support that you need to change, your Get Active Specialist is there to support you.
The Get Active Specialist will be available at the hub on the following dates and times below:
·         20 September, 14:00 – 16:30
·         4 October, 14:00 – 16:30
·         18 October, 14:00 – 16:30
·         1 November, 14:00 – 16:30
·         15 November, 14:00 – 16:30
·         29 November, 14:00 – 16:30
WTBL are delighted to offer a new Health Walk, in association with Active Herts. The walk will be starting and ending at the hub and will be guided by an experienced leader. Walks are every Tuesday morning from 9.30am - just come and join in!

Broxbourne Sport Awards

Active Broxbourne Sport 2018 Awards

Recognising the best in the game
Nominations now open
The awards are a celebration of the outstanding achievements in Broxbourne sport and active recreation
Nominate online at:
Closing date: Sunday, 14 October at noon.


Youth Multi-Sports

Every Tuesday, 4pm-6pm
Wormley kickabout court
(Wormley Community Centre)
Ages 11-19 and all welcome.
FREE to attend.
Find out more about our youth provision on Twitter at @YouthBroxbourne

New – Walking Football at Broxbourne

This low impact version of the sport is gaining popularity all over the country, and very soon there will be the chance to play locally. Broxbourne Sports Club in Mill Lane Close, Broxbourne has teamed up with GC Sports to set up a weekly session which will be run by a qualified coach. It will run for an hour from 10.30am every Friday starting with a free taster on 5th October. If you can’t come that day – come and try on another Friday.


All standards are welcome – even if you have never played football before! It’s a great chance to get some exercise, fresh air, meet people and have fun! And it’s also excellent value at just £3 per week, with discounts available if you sign up and pay for 10 weeks in advance.


For more information visit: or contact

The First Friday of each month is ‘Wormley and Turnford Film Night’. Our Pop-Up Cinema is at Wormley Free Church. Doors open at 7:00pm and the show commences at 7:30pm. Tickets £3, or 4 for £10  Free tea and coffee. Recent films included: Back to the Future, Juno, The Incredibles. Our monthly screenings always provide a fantastic opportunity to bring our local community together! See you on 5 October to see Submarine!

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YOUR Fabulous Wormley and Big Local!

Your ideas count! Get in touch   

Email:, call: 07903 390649 or simply pop in to our Big Local Hub on 39 High Road.

What is Big Local?
Big Local is a community led programme that aims to bring positive, lasting change to the local area.
Big Local was established by the Local Trust that selected 150 areas around the country to receive lottery funding over 10-15 years and Wormley and Turnford were chosen as one of these areas.
The direction and delivery of Wormley and Turnford Big Local is guided by a partnership of resident volunteers through consultation with the local community.
WTBL brings together local skills, energy and creativity to make Wormley and Turnford a better place to live.

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