News & Info

Local Events coming up

Centenary TrailA reflective Trail of peace, hope and remembrance at St Helen's Church, open Saturday 10th - Tuesday 13th November, 10am - 6pm. Created in collaboration with local schools and Scout/Guide organisations.
Flamstead Heritage Lectures The Flamstead Society and St Leonard's Church are running a series of 5 Heritage Lectures between 31 October and 9 March 2019. Topics covered include: Parish Church Treasures; Wall Paintings in Flamstead Church - Making and Meaning; Medieval Graffiti - putting Flamstead into the bigger picture; Stained Glass in the English Parish Church - through the ages; Who lies in the Tomb? A Flamstead mystery unlocked. Free, refreshments included - donations invited.

Wheathampstead U3A News

Medical Emergency ProcedureA policy has been established to ensure that a medical emergency occurring at a meeting or other Wheathampstead U3A event is dealt with quickly and efficiently. Please follow the direction of the meeting chairman and do NOT contact the emergency services unless specifically requested to do so.
Expenses claim formFor authorised Wheathampstead U3A expenses, available in PDF format.
NewslettersA short newsletter is published quarterly (February, May, August, November) - members are welcome to send contributions to the Communications Officer. To read the most recent issues please click one of the links to the right.
Meet The Groups 2018This annual event took place on Thursday 28 September 2017. The many groups put on a wonderful display. Visit the dedicated Meet the Groups 2018 page to read and see more.

National U3A News

The U3A TrustThe Third Age Trust is the U3A national body which looks after all the U3As in the UK, providing educational and administrative support.
U3A Study Days 2018Full details about a range of study days from September to December.
The Herts Network of U3As This is a group of 39+ U3As from across Hertfordshire which holds network meetings, arranges study days, social events and training for U3A committee members.
Herts Network EventsLatest information about events and activities you can participate in.
Jazz in the Third AgeJazz in the Third Age was launched in June 2014. It aims to be inclusive for musicians whether active, inactive, new to or returning to jazz. The emphasis is on having fun whilst rehearsing, improving and performing in public.

Local Organisations

Wheathampstead Business GroupWEB – Wheathampstead Business Group. Search for local businesses and organisations.
Wheathampstead Community LibraryWheathampstead Library will soon be under new management. Wheathampstead Library Volunteers are determined to keep Wheathampstead Library open. Early next year Herts County Council will stop providing librarians to run Wheathampstead Library, and it will then be down to the volunteers from Wheathampstead Library Volunteers to operate the library. Why not become involved in a really worthwhile community project?
W D P SWheathampstead & District Preservation Society. Working to protect all that is best about Wheathampstead.
Wheathampstead. NETEverything about Wheathampstead. Find out What's On in Wheathampstead, regular activities, local clubs, open spaces, local charities, other organisations, Village History and more!
Wheathampstead Parish CouncilEverything about the Parish Council and the local amenities which it manages.
SchoolreadersCan you spare an hour or two a week to listen to children read in a local primary school? Schoolreaders is looking for more volunteers in Hertfordshire to carry out this important role. Reading time for many children at home and at school is often insufficient and one in four children are now leaving primary school unable to read to the required standard. This can have a lifelong consequence. No qualifications are necessary, just a good command of spoken and written English. Schoolreaders is flexible and will match your availability to an appropriate, local school. Our volunteers find the scheme incredibly rewarding, knowing that a few hours helping a child learn to read each week can have such a great impact on their life chances. Read more in the Schoolreaders Newsletter July 2017.

Safety & Security

Hertfordshire ConstabularyLots of information and advice to keep yourself and your property secure - identifying bogus callers, avoiding credit card fraud, securing your garden and outbuildings, personal safety, staying safe online and much more.
Neighbourhood WatchNeighbourhood Watch is a great way to keep your home and your community safe, as well as help us reduce crime. Neighbours can help make communities more secure by looking out for each other, keeping an eye on properties and sharing crime prevention advice. Crime is often lower where there are active watch schemes in place.
OWL - OnlineWatchLinkOWL keeps people informed of what's going on locally. It's a shared, secure platform for the public and local authorities. Sign up to receive latest local crime alerts.