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THE LEA VALLEY TALKING NEWSPAPER is in need of more editors. If you feel you can help and would like more details, contact Kaye Braithwaite on 01992 460162

SWING INTO SPRING

The Goffs Oak Comrades Club
Wednesday 15th May 2019
From 7.30pm for an 8.00pm START
The Colin Peters Quartet featuring Trudy Kerr
Tickets at Door £5
Further details ring 01707 875327

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BEAUMONT CENTRE

There have been several mentions of the Beaumont Centre on this website so I thought it a good idea to give them a plug.
Billed as VISIT YOUR LOCAL OVER SIXTIES CENTRE certainly fits in with any U3A member. The centre is situated at

6 Rowlands Field, Turners Hill, Cheshunt, EN8 9BG (turning is by what used to be call the Victoria pub

Open for Tea and Coffee from 10am to 11.30am (50p a cup)
Lunches served from 12 noon (£4.50)
Afternoon activities most days from 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Art and Bingo weekly with Dels Disco on Friday afternoons.
Contact No. 01992 633241 for further details

HALL HIRE AVAILABLE from £7.70, £8.50 and £16

Following the success of Jazz band MUSICIANS UNITED at the centre in January they are due back on Monday 8th April 2019 at 10am.

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CHESHUNT OUTDOOR BOWLS CLUB
New members are always welcome; our next season is from April to September 2019, we meet every Wednesday which is our club night evening starting at around 5 - 5.30 pm for training, roll ups, and a cup of tea or coffee.
If this would be of interest to anyone contact Graham Boad 01992 614058 for more information.

ROSEDALE BOWLS CLUB
in Andrews Lane, Cheshunt is always looking for new members and a friendly welcome awaits you. If you are interested please contact for details: Malcolm 07771 597053 or Janet 07789 140163

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Adult Ballet Class

Every Wednesday from 11.00 - 12.00 noon for adults of all ages! An hours class of gentle ballet moves to improve your posture, flexibility and balance. All in a fun filled atmosphere at The Valle Academy Studios, Wilton House, Delamare Road, Cheshunt, Herts, EN8 9SG .
No experience required. Each class is £5.00. Why don't you come along and give it a try? The new term has just started.
01992 622862 (ask for Jayne)

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JAZZ AT CEDARS PARK

If you enjoy Jazz or just want a relaxed morning listening. Then you will be in for a treat at Cedars Park, Theobalds Road, Cheshunt where some of our members are playing in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

TUESDAY 30th April 2019 from 10am to 12 noon

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NEW CHASE FARM HOSPITAL

The NEW Chase Farm Hospital in now open and all departments are now located in the new building including the Urgent Care Centre. The A & E is at Barnet Hospital. Car Parking is in the multi storey car park. Pay when leaving.

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CAN YOU HELP?

You may be aware that Lea Valley Parks have started charging for parking at Cheshunt by the Railway Station. Our cycle group meet in the car park every Wednesday. We have up to about 8 cyclists that come down with their bikes in\on their cars. Some of our members who live close to Cheshunt Station, have offered to let Members park on their drives for no cost, to do this we are allocating one car to one drive so everyone knows who's who !
If you live close to the Station and would be willing to offer a space on your drive for a member to park, free of charge on a Wednesday from about 9.15 am to 1.30pm at the very latest, some cyclists only ride every other week, we would be very keen to hear from you. email Stewart at stewart.wagstaff@sky.com or phone 01992624706, or see Allen on the cycling table or myself on the Information Table.

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BArts

BROXBOURNE PERFORMING ARTS - MAY & JUNE

MAY 2019

1ST MUSIC
‘My Kind of Music’ From Show and Film Music to Pop Songs and Classical - Something for every taste! Free lunchtime music sponsored by BArts,featuring pianist Barbara Manning. 12noon - 2pm, the Spotlight Café Bar, Hoddesdon.

3RD LUNCH
‘All That Jazz!’ presented by BArts. From the improvised music of the African slave to syncopated rhythms, jazz, dance crazes and ’pop’ ... Tickets £15.00, including lunch & a drink. 12noon, Dinant Room, the Spotlight, Hoddesdon, 01992 441946.
REPEAT 24th at the Spotlight.

8TH FLORAL ART
Members Bring and Buy Plants with Raffle. Hoddesdon Floral Art Society. 2 - 4pm, Over 60's Centre, Jackson Hall, Burford Street, Hoddesdon. 01992 442907.

8TH - 11TH MUSICAL THEATRE
‘Annie’. A musical for all the family. Tickets £13 - £17 (concs/parties from £12 - £16) Evenings 7.30pm, Saturday 3pm and 7.30pm. Broxbourne Theatre Company. Spotlight Box Office 01992 441946. www.broxbournetheatrecompany.co.uk

10TH TALK, TOUR & TEA
‘Behind the Scenes’ presented by BArts. Enjoy a Talk and Behind the Scenes Tour of the Spotlight Theatre followed by a delicious Afternoon Tea. Tickets £12.50, pre-booking essential. 2pm, Spotlight Café Bar, 01992 441946.

13TH TALK
‘Transported Beyond the Seas’ by Ken Griffin. Monthly meeting of the Lea Valley U3A from 1pm, speaker at 2pm. New members and Guests welcome. The Spotlight, Hoddesdon. Contact Lee Rayner 01992 465383. email: lvu3a@live.co.uk

16TH TALK
‘Smoke, Soot & Steam’ by David Burnell. Monthly meeting of Broxbourne U3A. 10am, the Spotlight, Hoddesdon. Enquiries: Jane Burr 01992 443822. email: broxbourneu3a@outlook.com

16TH - 18TH PLAY
‘The 39 Steps’ by John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock, adapted by Patrick Barlow. A mixture of Hitchcock, a juicy spy novel, a dash of Monty Python and you have a fast-paced whodunit packed with over 150 zany characters, a plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance! Don’t miss the fun - Book Now! Hoddesdon Players. 7.45pm, the Spotlight theatre, Hoddesdon. Tickets £15, (£13 Conc); £42 Family 4; Thursday ‘4 for 3’; Discounts for Supporters Club. Box Office 01279 319201 or email tickets@hoddesdonplayers.org.uk; Spotlight 01992 441946 or www.hoddesdonplayers.org.uk (online booking)

18TH MUSIC
AGM 7.15pm. Concert 7.45pm. Catherine Wild (oboe & recorder), Jan Rose (flute & recorder), Barbara Manning (piano). Music by Dring, Demersseman & Berthelemy, Quantz, Walshe, Binge, Hess. Hoddesdon Music Club. United Reformed Church, Mill Lane, Broxbourne. Visitors welcome. Tickets £14, £13, Family £30, Young person (25 or under) £3, on the door or www.hoddesdonmusic.org.uk.

18TH MUSIC
Three Valleys Male Voice Choir at St. Michael’s Church, Windhill, Bishops Stortford, CM23 2ND at 7.30pm. Tickets from Tony Moore 01279 902452 or at the door.

20TH DISCUSSION
‘Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin and Mary Shelley’. Lea Valley Discussion Group, 8pm, Methodist Church Hall, Middlefield Road, Hoddesdon. New members and guests welcome. 01920 877370.

23RD TALK
‘Moments, Memory and Magic’ by Vic Bottrill. Monthly meeting of Cheshunt U3A from 1.30pm at Laura Trott Leisure Centre, Cheshunt. Guest speaker at approx 2.30pm. Secretary Christine Luff 01992 621543. email: cheshuntu3a@gmail.com

30TH ART LECTURE
‘Treasures of the Turf’ by Christopher Garibaldi. Coffee 10am, 10.30am start, the Spotlight, Hoddesdon. Guests Welcome. Tickets at reception on day £5. The Arts Society East Herts. Contact Julia Fulton 01707 324808.

30TH - 31ST MAY & 1ST JUNE PLAY
‘Tons of Money’ by Alan Ayckbourn. An unsuccessful inventor inherits a fortune which, on his death, will revert to his cousin George. George is believed to have died so a fake death and resurrection as ‘George’ could solve his problems were it not for George’s wife, another imposter and George himself! Vallé Studio Players. 7pm at Vallé Studio Theatre. Tickets £14 incl. ploughmans, www.ticketsource.co.uk/valleacademy-tickets or in person via the studio (cash only).

JUNE 2019

3RD JUNE - 12TH JULY ART EXHIBITION
‘Daubing and Doodling!’ presented by BArts. Daubing paint, doodling little drawings or patterns ... it could lead to abstract art! An exhibition by local artists and photographers. 9am - 4.30pm Mon-Wed, 9am - 1pm Th-Fri. Evenings & weekends when there is a public event. Spotlight Gallery, Hoddesdon. 01992 441946. To exhibit contact 01992 465383.

5TH MUSIC
‘My Kind of Music’ From Show and Film Music to Pop Songs and Classical - Something for every taste! Free lunchtime music sponsored by BArts,featuring pianist Barbara Manning. 12noon - 2pm, the Spotlight Café Bar, Hoddesdon.

6TH LUNCH
‘Crashing Through Darkness‘ presented by BArts. Poet Laureate and writer of children’s books Ted Hughes’ work reflected the wild landscape of his childhood, industrially-scarred surroundings of his later life and his interest in anthropology and folklore. Tickets £15.00, including lunch & a drink. 12noon, Dinant Room, the Spotlight, Hoddesdon, 01992 441946.

10TH TALK
‘A History of Jewellery’ by Jason Middleton. Monthly meeting of the Lea Valley U3A from 1pm. New members and Guests welcome. The Spotlight, Hoddesdon. Contact Lee Rayner 01992 465383. email: lvu3a@live.co.uk

10TH TOPICAL DISCUSSIONS
Lea Valley Discussion Group, 8pm, Methodist Church Hall, Middlefield Road, Hoddesdon. New members and guests welcome. 01920 877370.

12TH FLORAL ART
‘Magic Moments’ demonstration by Lorraine Saunders, Hoddesdon Floral Art Society. 2 - 4pm, Over 60's Centre, Jackson Hall, Burford Street, Hoddesdon. 01992 442907.

13TH TALK
‘Treasures of the Archives’ by Marion Hill. Monthly meeting of Broxbourne U3A. 10am, the Spotlight, Hoddesdon. Enquiries: Jane Burr 01992 443822. email: broxbourneu3a@outlook.com

14TH - 15TH PLAY & MUSIC
‘Slender Tones’. One Act Play ‘Slim Chance’ by Peter Gordon followed by a ‘Medley of Musicals’. Cheshunt Dramatic Society, 7.30pm, the GO Hub (formerly Goffs Oak Village Hall). Tickets £10 - £12. Box Office 07473 467827 or online www.cheshuntdramaticsociety.co.uk.

15TH MUSICAL WORKSHOP
‘Going For A Song’ presented by BArts. An informal one-day workshop for all who love to sing! All voices welcome. Come and sing some great songs from Folk, Evergreens and Standards to Musical Theatre. 10am to 4pm, Parish Centre, St. Augustine’s, Churchfields, Broxbourne. Tickets £18, £20 incl. Ploughman’s Lunch, ring 01992 465383 or 466627.

23RD MUSIC
Three Valleys Male Voice Choir - 25th Anniversary Concert and Tea at St. Catherine & St. Paul’s Church, Paul’s Lane, Hoddesdon, EN11 8TR at 2.30pm. Tickets from Tony Moore 01279 902452 or at the door.

24TH DISCUSSION
‘Should We Keep Paying For All The Royal Palaces?’ led by David Kemp. Lea Valley Discussion Group. 8pm, Methodist Church Hall, Middlefield Road, Hoddesdon. New members and guests welcome. 01920 877370.

27TH ART LECTURE
‘The Beauty of Frames’ by Julia Korner. Coffee 10am, 10.30am start, the Spotlight, Hoddesdon. Guests Welcome. Tickets at reception on day £5. The Arts Society East Herts. Contact Julia Fulton 01707 324808.

27TH TALK
‘Endangered Wildlife and Conservation’ by Shelley Lozano from the Inst. of Civil Engineers. Monthly meeting of Cheshunt U3A from 1.30pm. Guest speaker at approx. 2.30pm at Laura Trott Leisure Centre, Cheshunt. Secretary Christine Luff 01992 621543. email: cheshuntu3a@gmail.com

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CHESHUNT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

The Cheshunt Horticultural Society has now re-located to the Masonic Hall, Turners Hill Cheshunt opposite the Library and meetings are taking place in the afternoons at 2 pm on the first Thursday of the month.

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Hertfordshire Independent Living Service [HILS]

Hertfordshire Independent Living Service (HILS), established by Herts County Council as a charitable social enterprise, provides a range of caring services to help people stay happy, healthy, and independent in their own home. Help to people’s lives, HILS give support and peace of mind to thousands of Hertfordshire residents, their families and friends.
HILS services include:
Meals on wheels, Nutrition & wellbeing service, Pop-in visits, Community alarms & telecare. Home from hospital packs, Dementia fun clubs, Emergency food packs, Advocacy, & Optician service.
Meals on wheels are available to everyone, 365 days a year. Every visit includes delivery of a hot meal and dessert, along with a caring welfare check, at the subsidised cost of £4.55 per day (or slightly more if you don’t meet the subsidy criteria). Breakfast/Tea packs are also available at an additional charge. You can order meals as a one-off, temporarily, or for as long as you would like them. A medication prompt can also be provided.
Community alarms and telecare support you to live safely and independently in your home. A community alarm is a unit connected wirelessly to a small, water resistant button worn on your wrist or around your neck. If you need help, it connects you to a Hertfordshire-based control room, 24 hours a day. Telecare equipment can support you at home by alerting someone if you need help. It can also help you to manage your medication, let your family know you’re okay, manage a sensory impairment, and prevent distraction burglaries, scams, and abuse. The Home from Hospital emergency food and grocery pack is a box of essentials given free of charge if you are leaving hospital.
HILS work in partnership to offer a free home eye testing and spectacle fitting service.
• For more information about HILS and the services provided, please click the following to download Hertfordshire Independent Living Service Booklet
or visit the website at www.hertsindependentliving.org

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Positive Movement

Positive Movement is a specially designed activity programme, funded by the Big Lottery, Comic Relief the Hertfordshire Community Foundation and Herts County Council which combines the principles of the Alexander Technique with a form of Yoga (called ‘Adaptive Yoga’) developed for older people, people who are at risk of falls, carers and people with a limiting long term illness. The programme is effective and fun, with participants reporting that they are less anxious, more confident, can move with greater ease and experience fewer aches and pains as a result.
Each session, costs £3 and consists of an hour of gentle exercise and movement followed by time to socialise over tea and biscuits.
For details and to reserve a place people can telephone 01462 678804 and speak to Hannah Pitkethly
CHESHUNT Session will be in the Activity Room Emmanuel Lodge, College Road, Cheshunt, EN8 9NQ.
The start date is Thursday 17th November between 10.30am and 12 noon.

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LOWEWOOD MUSEUM near BROXBOURNE CIVIC CENTRE

Every Friday afternoon between 2pm and 3pm at Lowewood Museum, visitors are offered a free cup of tea and space to have a chat and to handle some of the nostalgic objects. All are welcome.

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Diabetes UK {DIABETES Our contact Jean BORRILL 01707 888161}

We have been asked to raise awareness of the first meeting in Cheshunt of "Type-2-Together". This is a pilot project, organised jointly by Diabetes UK and the NHS at Addenbrookes Hospital, to set up Peer Support Groups for those living with Diabetes Type 2. Cheshunt has been chosen as one of the first of its kind in this area. It is hoped that by meeting in a Peer Support Group, those living with the condition will be able to share their experiences and discuss information and tips in a very relaxed and informal manner, learn more about diabetes management and well-being and enjoy the support and friendship of others in the same situation.
This first meeting was held at the Beaumont Centre, Rowlands Fields, Turners Hill, Cheshunt on Thursday, 29th October at 10am.to 12 and thereafter every last Thursday in the month.
The Peer Support Group Leader is Joan Borrill

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JIVING - June BUNTEN 01992 426211

Due to the lack of people at the last few jiving sessions it is now longer
economical for me to continue to run this group. The good news is that the
jive teacher Vanessa Barnes is going to run jive classes on the 2nd & 3rd
Thursdays of the Month 2pm - 4pm at the Hoddesdon Methodist Church.
This will no longer be a U3A group but Vanessa can be contacted direct on 01992460735 mobile 07973444771 email vanessabarnes1@hotmail.com

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Exercise Class - Keep Fit Mary 01992 426341

Every Thursday ...Laura Trott Cheshunt Cost £3.. 9.45 am for registration... Class runs from 11.30 am - 12.30 pm
The sessions are run by fully qualified instructors whose aim is to ensure that we have fun whilst trying to get fit.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AS FROM MONDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2018 THE CAR PARKING FEE OF
£1.60 WILL NO LONGER BE REFUNDED.

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BALLET CLASS

Two classes’ have started with a qualified tutor at the Valle Academy of Performing Arts at Wilton House, Delamare Road EN8 9SG Tel. No. 01992622862. This is very well attended and enjoyed. This is a new form of exercise for us YOUNG PEOPLE that is sweeping across the nation at the moment. We obviously will not be prima ballerinas but the movements we learn will be brilliant for our muscles, limbs and especially for balance.. If you are interested you can contact Valle at the above telephone number. Wednesdays at 10.15am - 11.15. then 11.45am - 12.45, £3.50 for the hour. No Commitment. No need to pre-book. This is Brilliant group and really fun. See you there?

No exams, no pressure, but loads of fun and good all round exercise

CHAIR BASED KEEP FIT

Cheshunt Free Church, every Tuesday 1.45pm-3.15pm, cost £2.00 per session. Taking part in a keep fit class can be fun whatever your age or ability. Each class is designed to help build and develop your strength, balance and flexibility and is designed for people who find an exercise class too energetic. The group is run by a fully qualified instructor whose aim is to ensure that you enjoy and have fun whilst trying to improve your level of mobility and fitness.

Contact Mary 01992 426341.

PILATES

Group meets every Thursday 11.00am-12.00 noon, at The Cheshunt Club, Albury Ride, Cheshunt. A friendly group with a qualified tutor, who will adapt the exercises to your health/capabilities. Please bring an exercise mat or thick towel with you. New members very welcome. Contact details: Becky Ashman 07964 631780

KNIT AND NATTER

With Shirley Webb 01992 424693. Now every Tuesday at the Royal British Legion, Crossbrook St. 1.00pm - 3.00pm, cost £1.00.

SCRABBLE

Every Monday 12.30pm., cost £2.00, Beaumont Centre, Rowlands Fields, Turners Hill, Cheshunt. Contact 01992 633241.

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