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Covid19 Booster Clinic

COVID-19 spring booster vaccinations are available in Hemel Hempstead again this week, Wednesday 17 May, at Adeyfield Community Centre, The Queen’s Square, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 4EW. No appointment needed – just drop in.

This session is for over 75s and people aged 12+ who are immunosuppressed – please check the NHS website at for details of who is eligible before attending.

The session will run from 9.30am until 3pm.  Please be prepared to wait a short while if the session is particularly busy.

National Walking Month – May 2023

May 2023   
  Tips for walking 20 minutes every day National Walking Month   1st-31st May is National Walking month and a wonderful opportunity for you to increase your steps.  Walking is one of the cheapest ways to get more active and it provides an opportunity to discover local greenspace that you may otherwise miss when travelling by car.     By walking for just 20-30 minutes per day, you can reduce the risk of many preventable health conditions such as cardiovascular or coronary heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol and obesity.   Living Streets is a UK charity whose aim is to make walking an everyday activity.  For National Walking month they have come up with 20 tips to help you to fit 20 minutes of walking into your day over the next month.  Click on this link to take a look: #Try20 tips |Living Streets
  Summer timetables
May to August 
Mass Hertfordshire Health Walk Monday 15th May 2023   Hertfordshire Health Walks are holding a Mass Health Walk on Monday 15th May for National Walking Month.   Our aim to get as many people out together to enjoy the simple and FREE activity of walking.   We have 15 fantastic walks taking place across the county and we invite you to join us for this exciting event.     Encourage friends, colleagues, family and community members to join us, to get as many people walking across Hertfordshire as possible.   Have a look at our summer timetables to find a Monday walk near you.  
Health Walks Summer Timetables   Our summer timetables for May to August are available on our website.  As well as regular walks that take place all-year round there are some additional walks planned for the lighter evenings ahead. Visit our website to register as a new walker and book onto a walk.  By registering as a walker, you will have access to your own Health Walks Hub account where you can see all the walks that you’ve been on.  You could even set yourself a challenge to go further than usual and monitor the distance you achieve during the month of May.
  Hertfordshire Health Walks
& air quality monitoring
Walking for a cleaner, greener Hertfordshire   Air pollution is one of the biggest health risks facing everyone in the UK and Hertfordshire County Council is aiming for cleaner air for everyone by 2030.   Hertfordshire Health Walks volunteers recently helped the Hertfordshire Sustainability Team by carrying an air quality monitor on a number of walks.  You can find out more about what they did by clicking the green button on the left to watch a short video on YouTube.     During National Walking Month, why not do your bit to improve air quality and personal fitness by walking short distances that you would usually drive?   If you would like to know more up to date information about air quality or to receive local pollution alerts, you can sign up and join the ‘Let’s clear the air’ campaign.  You’ll find out how air quality is measured, how to reduce air pollution in your area, and what is being done across Hertfordshire.   To view the commitments and strategy for a cleaner, greener, more environmentally sustainable county, visit our website at Hertfordshire
Final thought     Featured in our last newsletter was the walk planned to see the bluebells that took place at Stream Woods in Hatfield.  There was a great turnout with people coming from surrounding areas.  Everybody was delighted with the weather and the bluebells were just coming out beautifully.     Thanks to Marian, Sue, Tony and Teresa who led the walk, and for everyone who turned up to make it so enjoyable.  

Step into Spring with a Hertfordshire Walk

There are more than 70 FREE walks across Hertfordshire that can help you emerge from winter with a healthy spring in your step.     All the walks are led by friendly, trained volunteers and there’s a walk for all levels of fitness, from 30 minute flat entry-level walks to more intensive 90-minute walks, encompassing Hertfordshire’s rolling hills.   The full list of walks is available online   Watch this short video to find out what some of our local residents and volunteers have to say about health walks.

Food Bank at Village Hall, Cavendish Road

The Parish Council has placed a plastic container outside the Village Hall entrance asking residents to kindly drop any food they would like to donate to the Food Bank.

The food will then be taken to St Johns Church.

The church is open 9am -4pm everyday for people to access the food bank which is well stocked at the moment.

We thank you in advance for any contributions, no matter how small, to help those in need during this difficult time.