Rekindling the Spirit of 2012

We are looking for anyone who was involved with London 2012 as an athlete, coach, volunteer, Games Maker, Torch Bearer etc. to be part of the Cultural Olympiad month (July) during the Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020, and attend a celebratory lunch. Anyone interested in being part of the event should email Kelly Fagan on Additionally, any organisations wanting to be part of the Festival of Sport on the same day, should complete an Expression of Interest form. Next July has been designated as Cultural Olympiad month – as part of the Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020 – and as part of that programme, the Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership (HSP) is seeking to bring back together individuals and groups with a connection to Hertfordshire that were involved in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. On Saturday 18 July 2020, HSP – together with Sports Development Officers from

Elizabeth Balgobin: To improve diversity in charities we must do more than tick boxes

Elizabeth Balgobin reflects on why the sector lacks diversity and offers some practical steps that charities can take to change thinking and behaviour. The sector Twitterati outrage at Karl Wilding’s appointment as the next CEO of NCVO, our national umbrella organisation, started out focused on him being male and white, against the hopes of many that it would be a woman or someone visibly not white. Speculation about the process followed before finally settling on a line that acknowledges that Karl is good at his job, has a dedication to the sector, and is likely to do well in his new role but that somehow the process needed something more to get a different outcome. Very few of us were involved with the process and it is unfair to criticise what we do not know. What we do know is that NCVO engaged Green Park, the agency that wrote the


On 25 May 2018 the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. It strengthens and extends data protection law, and has a greater focus on individual rights. Among the changes are a stronger requirement for explicit consent to use someone’s information, more rights to access and ask for information to be deleted, and the right for someone to object to the way their information is used. The Information Commissioner’s Office has guidance on the new Regulation. Organisations need to keep details about their volunteers (unless they are volunteering at an informal, one-off activity). If these details are included in the Data Protection Act 1998’s definition of ‘personal data’, the organisation must follow the rules about how it collects, stores, uses and discloses this information. It may need to ‘notify’ (register with) the Information Commissioner. There is a self-assessment tool for organisations to check whether they need to register on the Information Commissioner’s

New Parenting Together programme for parents in conflict

New services for parents in conflict are launching in Hertfordshire soon.  Subscribe to this newsletter to ensure you receive updates when the services go live, as well as information on the interventions, how to refer, and free training: And also, see the attached flyer to book a place at a Lite Bite briefing session near you to find out more about the new services.

Potential Kids

Potential Kids is voluntary non-profit organisation based in Hatfield, aiming to help young people on the Autistic Spectrum or with ADHD, their siblings and families by providing social/activity groups. Potential Kids are one of the local charities, chosen for the Coop fund. Please back our cause by phoning up or signing in to your Co-op account. When Members buy Co-op branded products and services, the Co-op will give 1% to a local cause. Your support can help raise more for our causes. to sign up for membership go to

Love Welwyn Hatfield

Love Welwyn Hatfield is the community clean-up campaign to help improve particular areas that require some TLC Working together we can keep our streets and local areas clean by the local community Choose a suitable local site e.g your street, park, school ground etc Decide on a suitable date Contact WHCVS to get advice and support Put your team together Once you have decided on a location you will need to collect equipment from WHCVS that allows you to carry out your event safely and successfully Equipment available: Reflective vest, safety gloves, litter pickers Refuse sacks, two types (rubbish & recycling) For further information and how to get involve – please contact Aneta 01707 274861

Caring Together: Recognising Fire Risks for Vulnerable People

Between January 2000 and March 2017 Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended 42 accidental dwelling fires which resulted in 45 accidental fire fatalities. Could these fatalities have been avoided? ‘Caring Together’ highlights potential fire risks, as well as covering other key issues such as the dangers of scam mailings and doorstep crime, faced by vulnerable people living in their own homes. As a means of safeguarding individuals from such risks, this course will show potential early warning signs and referral pathways to ensure interventions are put in place to reduce these risks. The target audience for this course is anyone that comes into contact with  Vulnerable Adults in their own homes and may need further advice or support in relation to fire safety and scam mailings. Full details of the course and booking information can be found on the attached flyer.  

Breaks Manor – Offices to let

Room Measurements Price per week Toilet 3.17 x 2.06     Kitchen 4.1 x 1.5     Room 1 3.45 x 2.15   £70 PSLA 2 3.15 x 2.3   £60 PSLA 3 3 x 2.3 £60   PSLA 4 6.15 x 3.3 £80   Corridor  1 1 7.8 x .83     Corridor 2 8.75 x .83     Counselling Room 2.5 x 3.14 £50  rented       For more information please contact Anna Fitts on 01707 263201

GDPR Compliance Opt In Notification 

As part of the new data legislation coming into force on 25 May, Welwyn Hatfield CVS needs to obtain your express permission to continue to communicate with you. By Opting In you will be giving your written consent to Welwyn Hatfield CVS to process and store your data.  We will not share your data with any third party organisations and we will only communicate with you in respect of relevant business information and information in relation to events and services that may be relevant to your organisation. Please click Opt In here and complete the short form to enable us to retain your organisation on our communication list. Completing and sending this form gives us permission to use the data you provide for the purposes of responding to your enquiries, sending you news, information and communicating with you as and when necessary. We will not share your personal data with any third parties.


The Valuing Volunteer Management 6 Point Promise initiative, aims to raise awareness of the need for good practice in volunteer management.  It is organised by Volunteering Herts, a Hertfordshire partnership of voluntary organisations.  Volunteer involving organisations are encouraged to self assess their current policies, practices and procedures with an easy to use online checklist. The checklist consists of a series of simple statements about basic volunteer management.  Organisations can decide whether they fully meet the criteria, meet them partly, or not meet them at all.  Where gaps are identified, Hertsmere Volunteer Centre is able to help with 1:1 guidance, template documents and training sessions. Once all the criteria of the 6 Point Promise have been met, the organisation will be issued with a certificate and listed on the Volunteering Herts website. The benefits of signing up to the the 6 Point Promise will be: to be recognised by potential funders as