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

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


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.

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


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)


JAZZ AT Old Mill Retreat

If you enjoy Jazz or just want a relaxed morning listening. Then you will be in for a treat at The Old Mill Retreat, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7EX where some of our members are playing in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

TUESDAY 9th April 2019 from 10am to 12 noon

Theobalds Lane, Cheshunt, Herts. EN8 8RU - Entrance to carpark on the south side of Theobalds Lane.


Winter Health advice for Residents

Our partners at Herts County Council are sharing top tips to stay healthy this winter and asking people to think now about how the arrival of colder weather could impact their health. With a few simple precautions, most of us can be ready for the really cold weather and avoid much of the misery associated with it. The impact of falling temperatures is felt most by older people, the very young and those who have pre-existing medical conditions (eg. respiratory conditions or heart disease). Although most advice on how to keep warm and well is common sense, it’s important to recognise that some people will find these things difficult to do without help. So, whether it’s an older neighbour, friend or relative who is not in best of health, please take time to think about how you might be able to help them stay healthy this winter.
If you qualify for the free flu jab, get it before it’s too late, it’s the best protection. If you are struggling to stay warm in your home this winter, or are worried about someone who might be at risk, HertsHelp can help you find out about support that may be available.

Call 0300 123 4044 or email

It’s also important to go to the right place for help. Visit your local pharmacy for advice on many common conditions. Minor injuries units and urgent care centres treat injuries like sprains, cuts and minor burns. For an illness that won't go away, contact your GP. Dial 111 for free if your surgery is closed or if you need advice on where to go, including which pharmacies are open late. A&E is for serious injury, illness and life-threatening conditions such as heart attack or stroke. In an emergency dial 999.

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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.



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 or phone 01992624706, or see Allen on the cycling table or myself on the Information Table.




MARCH 2019

‘Leonardo - Universal Genius’ presented by BArts. Leonardo da Vinci - Artist, Botanist, Historian, Engineer, Musician … a diversely talented Renaissance man of unquenchable curiosity and feverishly inventive imagination... Tickets £14.00. Including lunch & a drink. 12noon, Dinant Room, the Spotlight, Hoddesdon. 01992 441946. REPEAT 7th in Dinant Room.

‘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, Spotlight Café Bar, Hoddesdon.

Antionette and Claire Cann - piano duo. Music by Gershwin, Schubert and Fauré. Hoddesdon Music Club. 7.30pm, United Reformed Church, Mill Lane, Broxbourne. Visitors welcome. Tickets £14, £13 from

‘Mercy Ships’ by Jill Pearce. 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:

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

‘Mad About Flowers’ demonstration by David Thomson. Hoddesdon Floral Art Society. 7.30pm, Jackson Hall, Burford Street, Hoddesdon. 01992 442907.

‘Great Diary Project’ by Stefan Dicker. Monthly meeting of Broxbourne U3A. 10am, the Spotlight, Hoddesdon. Enquiries: Jane Burr 01992 443822. email:

‘Rhythm - 2019’ Annual Dance show. The Vallé Academy at the Spotlight Theatre, Hoddesdon. Tickets Adult £14, Child £12, from

‘Penguin Life’ by Tom Mason. Monthly meeting of Cheshunt U3A from 1.30pm at Laura Trott Leisure Centre, Cheshunt. Guest speaker at approx 2.30pm. Secretary Toni Walsh 01992 428129. email:

‘Do Hostilities in the Middle East risk nuclear proliferation and a 3rd World War?’ led by Alan Thomson. Lea Valley Discussion Group. 8pm, Methodist Church Hall, Middlefield Road, Hoddesdon. New members and guests welcome. 01920 877370.

‘Undressing Antiques’ by Mark Hill. Coffee 10am, 10.30am start. Guests Welcome. Tickets at reception on day £5. The Arts Society East Herts. Contact Julia Fulton 01707 324898.



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.


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


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.



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.

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 12 and thereafter every last Thursday in the month.
The Peer Support Group Leader is Joan Borrill


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


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.




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


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.


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


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


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

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