Active Dacorum is run by the Community Partnerships team. The areas we cover are sports and physical activity, wellbeing and arts and culture. We provide opportunities for our residents through events, sessions, activities and much more!.
We regularly engage with Dacorum residents through our social media pages, providing the latest information and news. If you want to keep in the loop with what’s going on in Dacorum, please visit our Facebook page or Twitter account.
Active Dacorum events 2021
Throughout the calendar year we run a range of events. Please see the table below for more information. Event details will be updated throughout the year.
Active Dacorum events 2021
||Throughout the month of March we invited Dacorum residents to walk 154,800 steps, which is equal to the population of the borough. In total, £720 was raised for the Mayor's chosen charity, the Daisy Foundation. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who took part.
|Virtual Wellness Festival
||31 May to 6 June
||This week-long, online health and wellbeing festival featured activities and information from local facilitators and organisations on a different area of health and wellbeing each day.
|Armed Forces Day
||In the run-up to Armed Forces Day on Saturday 26 June, a series of local events were held to recognise the armed forces community.
|National Fitness Day
||Join us for some fitness fun, competitive challenges and a battle of the gyms in Hemel Hempstead town centre.
|Dacorum Fun Palace
||2 and 3 October
||Enjoy a variety of free creative and cultural activities with local facilitators and community organisations as part of this national celebration of culture.
||Support what matters locally and take to the streets of Hemel Hempstead by taking part in our 5k community run and raise money for the Mayor's charity.
|12 Days of Christmas
||Look out later in the year for our 12 Days of Christmas event!
Community projects and initiatives
Active Dacorum community projects and initiatives
|Wake Up and Dance
||At 9am each weekday, we bring you 10 minutes of dance. Join our online community each morning for a 10-minute boogie to some great tunes.
||Next course to be announced
||Colourful Minds is a free online 12-week creative therapy course for those aged 18 and over with mild to moderate mental health issues and conditions affecting mental wellbeing. The course is delivered by a qualified Art Therapist from Herts Inclusive Theatre. Find out more about Colourful Minds.
|Seated Dance Online
||April to July 2021
||Free online seated dance sessions for adults with Louise from Dacorum Community Dance. The sessions are run on Zoom each Tuesday and are a fun way to improve flexibility and enjoy moving to music from your chair, particularly suitable for the less able and those with limited mobility. Email email@example.com to book.
|Nature Connection Course
||September to October 2021
||Boost your wellbeing with this free six-week nature connection experience. This course will offer adults aged 18 and over living with low-level mental health conditions, such as stress and anxiety, an opportunity to relax and connect with nature. Application to the course will be via referral from a health professional or support worker. Find out more and apply.
|Your Town - We Are Next
||All year round
||This is a national campaign to help educate children about the importance of health, wellbeing and exercise and the role the community plays in all three. Download the free lesson plans for schools, parents and carers to help get the next generation moving.
Sport and physical activity
Dacorum has a range of fantastic sports facilities and venues, whether you’re a beginner or reaching for Olympic standard, we have something for everyone. Find out what’s important to us and our aims over the next few years through our Sports and Physical Activity Strategy (PDF 3MB).
We work closely with Dacorum Sports Network to offer opportunities for you to be more active in your local area. Together we work with community clubs, volunteer groups and public organisations involved in delivering sport locally to ensure a healthy and active community.
Active Dacorum Hub
The Active Dacorum Community Hub is run in partnership with Apex in the Community and is a multi-activity, inclusive venue based in Hemel Hempstead. From art groups to seated exercise, dance classes to yoga, the opportunities for healthy, active fun are endless. The venue is also available to hire at affordable rates for the community.
Boasting eight swimming pools (including a lido), gyms and racket sports courts, our local leisure centres in Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted and Jarman Park Athletics Track are run by Everyone Active. These venues provide amazing facilities for you to enjoy and are home to a huge number of sports clubs, from scuba diving to trampolining.
It’s also the main base for Sapphire Gymnastics, where double Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Max Whitlock started his career.
Meanwhile, at the athletics track, you’ll find an eight-lane, 400-metre floodlit track plus a football pitch, clubroom, shower and toilet facilities.
We work in partnership with the Everyone Active Communities team to deliver a range of activities in the community, such as exercise to music and beginner pilates. Book your Everyone Active session online.
Arts and culture
Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020
Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020 (HYOC2020) is a year-long campaign to showcase Hertfordshire’s creative opportunities, working with Creative Hertfordshire and the other nine district and borough councils. In Dacorum, we support and partner with a range of local groups and organisations to run creative projects and activities.
Creative Hertfordshire is the online network for the arts and creative community in Hertfordshire. It is a space for creative individuals, businesses and places to share what they do. If you are an artist, producer, creative organisation, creative business or venue, you can create a profile page and showcase your work to others in Hertfordshire and beyond. This is also another great platform to stay up to date with arts and cultural activities across the county.
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