We say goodbye to WTBL this February

The local community thanks you and looks forward to Broxbourne Big Local continuing to invest in the community and the Wormley community centre, please see the statement below;

As the national Big Local programme draws to an end after 10 years, the funding for Wormley & Turnford Big Local (WTBL) will be ending in February 2024.

Throughout WTBL’s duration, the emphasis has been on establishing sustainable community projects including taking on the management of Wormley Community Centre.

The charity Broxbourne Big Local (BBL) was set up to take on the 999-year lease of the Centre and will continue to build and develop the lasting legacy of WTBL.

We are thrilled to announce that as of this week, Zoe Edwards will now be employed by BBL as Head of Community & Partnerships and Victoria Moore as Operations & Marketing Manager.

In these new roles, they will drive forward the ambitious plans to make the Community Centre financially sustainable in order to continue to meet the diverse needs of the community for the long term.

May I take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in developing this community initiative.

Kind regards,

Noelle Blackman

(Chair of Broxbourne Big Local)

Zoe Edwards

Head of Community and Partnerships


Broxbourne Big Local

Wormley Community Centre

Fairfield Drive


EN10 6DX

‘Building a Cohesive and Sustainable Community Together’ 


Our 10th Christmas Appeal



As we begin our efforts to bring happiness and joy to some of the most vulnerable children and families in our community, we are asking for donations using the QR codes found on our Appeal posters.

We also have money collection tins at various locations in the community, and we are grateful for all the companies and businesses that support our cause.

Our schools will be collecting donations of gifts for the children and young people from babies up to 19 years old, and we would like to thank every family, every child, and every staff member who continues to show kindness and love to others during the seasonal period in a time where all of us are feeling the pinch in our household budgets.

Together we can make this a fabulous success; as you all have in previous years gone by.






Wondering what’s on for Summer 2023? Watch this space

Coronation Garden Party

Coronation Garden Party


EBSA – Emotional-Based School Avoidance 

Funded Parent/Carer  information workshop event 

Is your child feeling anxious about school? 

Are you struggling to get your child to go to school and don’t know where to turn for help and advice? 

Would you like to gain a better understanding of EBSA and learn strategies to support your child? If so, come and join us for an informal workshop/drop-in on EBSA 

(Emotional-Based School Avoidance) 

Come along, have a coffee and chat with a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, a Senior Family Support Worker and a SEND Lead 

Venue: Wormley Primary School Community Building Cozens Lane East, Broxbourne, Herts. EN10 6QA 

When: Wednesday the 14th June. Time: 12.30 – 2.30pm 

Please ring to book a space on 01992 303331 Opt 5

Delivered by the HABS Family Support Team and Strength in Mind Mental Health provision Working in partnership with DSPL



When can I book?
Bookings for Summer HAPpy camps will go live at 12noon on Monday 26th June.

Where are camps being run?
Camps will be run all over Hertfordshire, so please use the filters in the activity finder above to search by location, child’s age, disability and date. If you have any questions about a specific camp, please contact the camp provider directly once the camp menu has been published on Monday 26th June. Information about camps will not be shared before this time.

How do I know if my child is eligible to attend a HAPpy Camp?
Children who are in school years Reception to Year 11, who attend a Hertfordshire school and are in receipt of benefits related free school meals are eligible to receive a code and attend HAPpy Camps. You can check your eligibility by clicking here.
See website for more details.



ESSA Water Activities Centre is a charity that is run by qualified volunteers, primarily for young people but can cater for adults too. We are able to provide taster sessions and courses in a RYA training centre, British Canoeing Delivery Partner, Approved Third Party Provider for the Combined Cadet Force and holds an AALA licence. We are situated on a 22 acre lagoon in Nazeing, set in the Lee Valley Country Park, adjacent to the River Lea and has easy access for river sessions; classed as B1 water. Call: 01992 447 989 or head to website for further activities and details/ prices. Water summer camp begins 17th July, sessions must be booked and paid for in advance. Water activities will start at 10am and finish at 4pm. Children may be dropped off from 9am and can be picked up anytime between 4pm and 5pm.  Surround care must be organised in advance. Please contact the booking line if you would like surround care.

Please bring a packed lunch. We do have a small tuck shop if you would like to bring money for snacks.
All equipment is provided.  Please bring a change of clothes, towel, suntan lotion, sunglasses and wet shoes.

Minimum age 8 years.


What is Healthy Start?

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.

If you’re eligible, you’ll be sent a Healthy Start card with money on it that you can use in some UK shops. We’ll add your benefit to this card every 4 weeks.

To see if you are eligible and to apply click the link for the website here.

You can use your card to buy:

You can also use your card to collect:



This summer Hertfordshire Family Centre Services are running some FREE family fun events! In addition to their regular timetable, they’ll also be discussing and sharing tips on transitioning to school at the Parent Cafes. See what’s on every week throughout the summer and details to be posted when available.




As the summer holidays approach please let your staff and parents know that support is available from Family Lives national services during the holiday period as below.


We offer a confidential and free* helpline service for families in England and Wales (previously known as Parentline). Please call us on 0808 800 2222 for emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life. If you don’t get an answer first time please do try again. Helpline opening hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 9pm.  Weekends 10am to 3pm

Live Chat

Our online chat service is open on Monday between 1.30pm to 9pmTuesday to Friday between 10.30am to 9pm. You can contact us about any family or parenting issue. To start a chat, you can click on the ‘Live chat’ button when the service is availablePlease note, the service is closed on weekends and bank holidays. Email: about any parenting or family issue. Please note we are unable to respond to legal or medical issues, and we are not connected to social services.


Our forums are a safe space for parents to share dilemmas, experiences and issues with others who understand the ups and downs of family life. If you are concerned about a post or experiencing technical issues, you can email us.



Youth projects in your area

We help young people with the issues that are important to them such as jobs, careers and education, relationships, sexual health, confidence, self-esteem, substance misuse, staying safe from exploitation, and independent living skills. Enabling young people to learn new skills, increase their knowledge and develop confidence, self-esteem and resilience.

For more information about SfYP including the local offer for young people and contact details for all the teams, please visit or email


To contact individual teams:

Summer Reading Challenge 2023

Hertfordshire’s summer reading challenge will be back for 2023 with a new theme, watch this space for details when announced

For more details visit , call 0300 123 4049

Follow us on

The Henry Online Healthy Families Programme is an early intervention supporting families with children under 5 years to adopt healthier lifestyles.

The programme is completely free for families and runs online for 1 hour each week over 8 weeks. Over the 8 weeks, we cover the following topics using a partnership approach which is strengths-based and solution-focused.




Our Hertfordshire HENRY programmes will be starting the week commencing 24th April 2023 at the following sites:

Please also click here to download the referral form which includes information about families who are eligible for the programme. 

Hear 4 U – Support in the community
Hear4U Flyer
Support for Young People

To deliver community support services to people in need, in accordance with Hearts Helping Herts Constitution Objects.

“To promote social inclusion for the public benefit in particular but not exclusively by the provision of *SUPPORT SERVICES and SOCIAL GROUPS* to address food inequity, loneliness and social isolation amongst those living in the Borough of Broxbourne and the surrounding areas who are socially isolated as a result of their age, infirmity, ill-health, disability or social circumstance.


We offer access to a warm welcoming group surrounded by the beauty of nature in Cedars Park to support loneliness, depression, anxiety, and other common mental disorders – with opportunities to meet new friends in the community. 


Our Meeting of Minds Social Group takes place in nature (Cedars Park) to help:

> Improve your mood

> Reduce feelings of stress and anger

> Help people to take time out and feel more relaxed

> Improve physical health

> Improve confidence and self-esteem

> Reduce loneliness


1 in 4 people will experience poor mental health each year in England (

We are passionate advocates for change here, therefore, we deliver the Meeting of Minds Craft Café to empower our residents with the hope of shifting attitudes that create stigma and discrimination around poor mental health-related illnesses!


What a busy week the team have had …………………
We have:
What a fantastic achievement – I really do appreciate my team.  They make me proud every day, every week.  They always go beyond their job role, because they genuinely care for the families they support
So very proud to be their manager


Coronavirus (COVID-19) information

Current guidance from Public Health England

Current advice is that those who are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) should take particular care to follow social distancing measures. This group of people includes those who, for example, are:

This is not an exhaustive list.

Hands. Face. Space.

There are three simple actions we must all do to keep on protecting each other.

What to do if you have symptoms

Book a test if you have one of the following symptoms: 

To book a test, visit

How long to stay at home

Guidance on how long you need to self-isolate for depending on different circumstances can be found on the NHS website.