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Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire Lifestyle and Legacy Partnership

The Hertfordshire Lifestyle and Legacy Partnership brings partners together from across the county to develop a shared vision for sport, physical activity, recreation and culture.


  • Create a shared vision for sport, recreation and culture in the county.

  • Build healthy, active and strong communities where everyone has the opportunity to take part and volunteer.

  • Sustain the enthusiasm and good practice built up during the London 2012 Games.

  • Attract investment and funding for sport, recreation and culture into the county.


Our HLLP partners

Hertfordshire County Council

Herts Sports Partnership

Hertfordshire's district and borough councils

Hertfordshire Association of Town and Parish Councils

University of Hertfordshire

Representatives from colleges of further education

Representatives from Hertfordshire housing associations

Herts Association of Leisure Trusts

Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Volunteer Centres Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Community and Voluntary Service

Hertfordshire Community Foundation

Creative Hertfordshire

Community Development Action Herts

Hertfordshire Association of Cultural Officers

Representatives from the NHS and clinical commissioning groups

Representatives from schools and school games local organising committees

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

Hertfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner

Hertfordshire Sports Development Group

Herts Disability Forum for Young People

Hertfordshire Music Education Hub

Hertfordshire Action on Disability

Hertfordshire Lifestyle and Legacy Partnership themes



Lifestyle and physical activity

Visit Health in Herts for healthy lifestyle campaigns and events in Hertfordshire, and advice about eating well and keeping active. If you're from an organsation, the physical activity and sport framework outlines how organisations in Hertfordshire can work together to tackle inactivity.

Visit Health in Herts Read the physical activity and sport framework



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Herts Disability Sports Hub

Through Sport England funding, Herts Disability Sports Hub in Welwyn Hatfield promotes the development of disability sport. It supports inclusive training and coach development opportunities for participants, coaches and day service staff.

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Forever Active East Herts

This is a community programme providing exercise and activity sessions for adults aged 50+ in the district. There are a range of activities on offer in community venues, with an aim to provide gentler versions of popular sports.


Healthy and Active in Herts

This 3 year programme aims to support people who have mental health issues or long term health conditions by building more activity into their lifestyles. Trained physical activity specialists go to GP surgeries and help people to find a range of activities and sport opportunities.



Wheelchair users racing

Herts Learning Disability Games

Organised by Dacorum Sportspace, the games offer an opportunity for adults with learning disabilities to compete in an annual fun and exciting day of races and agility challenges.

Hertfordshire Health Walks groupHertfordshire Health Walks

Our Countryside Management Service coordinates a countywide programme of free health walks. These are short, regular walks run by volunteers, which provide an opportunity for people to get active outdoors, socialise and reap the many health benefits.

Park Run volunteers

Parkrun UK

Parkruns are free, weekly, 5km timed runs that take place in parks and open spaces across Hertfordshire.




Arts and culture

Creative Hertfordshire is a directory website for cultural organisations and the public. It aims to increase engagement in the arts, museums and libraries in Hertfordshire. Whether you're an organisation or a Hertfordshire resident, you can find a way to be involved.

Visit Creative Hertfordshire


Art of Wellbeing conference

Culture and Wellbeing Conference

Creative Hertfordshire’s first Culture and Wellbeing Conference, ‘The Art of Wellbeing’ was held on 15 October 2015. This event focused on how participation in culture and creativity can have significant health benefits and increase wellbeing.

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Youth Activities, Music and Arts (YAMA) Festival

The county’s first YAMA festival took place on 26 September 2015, hosted by Pro-Action in conjunction with Hertfordshire Sports Partnership and Creative Hertfordshire. The event welcomed 150 young people from 20 youth clubs across the county to try out ‘alternative’ activities that will encourage young people to be more active.

 Creative Hertfordshire Flame Award winners

Creative Hertfordshire Flame Awards 2014

The Creative Hertfordshire Flame Awards 2014 were an inaugural countywide celebration of creative enterprise and talent. They were organised by Creative Hertfordshire, in association with the Heart of Flame Festival, to try and raise the profile of creative talent in the county.




Volunteering and the third sector

#TeamHerts Volunteering is for individuals interested in volunteering. Find opportunities from a huge range of organisations, with different levels of involvement and timeframes to suit your needs. The Hertfordshire Compact is a written understanding to help organisations continue developing positive working relationships for the benefit of the community.

Visit #TeamHerts Volunteering Read the Hertfordshire Compact



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Green Aiders Project

The Green Aiders project helps elderly, disabled, or vulnerable adults take control of their overgrown gardens through a one-off gardening service. It is run by Groundwork Hertfordshire, the community charity with a green heart, and supported by volunteers who help with the gardening.

 Countryside Management Service volunteers

Countryside Management Service

Enjoy Hertfordshire's countryside through a variety of volunteering opportunities.