Wormley and Turnford Big Local (WTBL)

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.


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Wormley and Turnford has won the lottery!

Over the past couple of years, local residents have got together to launch Wormley and Turnford Big Local. We all believe in our community and want it to flourish, so we’ve worked very hard to apply for Big Lottery funding. After consultation with local residents, we submitted our community plan and are delighted to say that it’s been successful. Over the next ten years, we’ll be given a massive one million pounds!

The money will be released in cycles, assuming our future plans are also approved. For this to happen, we have to prove that residents, groups and our partner organisations have all worked together to spend the cash effectively in the community. We’re confident that, with the hard work and enthusiasm that’s already gone into the project, we have the experience and motivation to make this project very successful.


The Plan

Here at the Wormley and Turnford Big Local, we’re very proud of our Big Plan!


We’ve identified seven elements which will help us bring the residents of Wormley and Turnford together to create a community. We aim to make this happen by:


Community Cohesion and Involvement

Giving local people opportunities to build friendships and engender neighbourliness in order to add a sense of pride in our community.


Community Facilities

Finding accessible, affordable places to hold meetings, clubs and groups. We’ll also help with ways to get better access to Council facilities, including leisure and sports venues.


Children, Young People and Families

Ensuring good quality facilities and activities to give children somewhere safe to play and teenagers somewhere to go

Supporting both the unemployed and unpaid carers to help them feel less isolated.


Access to services for older people and people with disabilities

Ensuring that older people and people with disabilities can be engaged and active in the local community.


Awareness of Countryside and Open Spaces

Getting better access to the Lee Valley Regional Park, playing fields and woodlands so everyone can enjoy them to the full.

Social Investment and Financial Exclusion

Providing low cost loans to local start-ups in order to help those who might want to start a small enterprise but cannot get access to affordable finance.


Healthy Lifestyles

Promoting healthier lifestyles, for example by the development of allotments and helping people improve their cooking skills.


Get in touch:


Email: michal@wtbiglocal.org.uk, call: 07903 390649 or simply pop in to the Big Local Hub on 39 High Road.   



Matt from BeeZee Bodies, we are funded by Hertfordshire County Council to run free healthy lifestyle programmes in Hertfordshire for children who are above their ideal weight and their families.
Just a quick email to let you know about our new BeeZee Families programme coming up in April. The 14-week programme starts on 22nd April at The Wormly Community Centre, EN10 6DX, 5pm – 7pm. 

We are really looking forward to coming to Wormly and are working in partnership with Michal and the Wormly & Turnford Big Local to engage as much of the community as possible.

We would really appreciate your support and if you know any families that would benefit from our programme then please do give a quick call or just pop the information into our website: https://beezeebodies.com/refer-a-client/ .





Your BIG local

Do you have an hour or two to spare?

Get involved with Big Local to help shape the future of your neighbourhood.

There are lots of ways to participate – here are just a few of them!

Do you like organising events? – you could help to organise events like the Fun Run.

Would you like to be trained as a Health Walk Leader? – training from Active Herts and then the opportunity to lead walks is available, and this is just one of the ways you could become involved with one of WTBL’s regular community groups in a more official way.

Want to grow your own veg? – join the Community Garden Project at the WTBL allotment.

Do you enjoy writing about your area? – you could contribute to the WTBL newsletter, or write copy for the website.

Do you have an idea of your own? WTBL is a residents-led project and the partnership is always keen to find fresh inspiration from within the local area. Get in touch!…..

Please call WTBL on 079030390649 or email michal@wtbiglocal.org.uk if you would like any more information




Volunteer of the Year Award

What an incredible achievement! Breda Higgins, Wormley & Turnford Health Walk Leader, has won 3rd place at the Volunteer of The Year Awards Evening Celebration at the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority. Breda runs our weekly Health Walk and her dedication to reducing loneliness, social isolation, health inequality and promoting open spaces makes Breda a true Health Champion! Well done Breda – we are so proud of you! .


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