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Hertfordshire County Council

Hertfordshire Lifestyle and Legacy Partnership

Building on the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, 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.

Hertfordshire Lifestyle and Legacy Partnership



  • 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 in Hertfordshire during the London 2012 Games.
  • Attract investment and funding for sport, recreation and culture into the county.

Hertfordshire Lifestyle and Legacy Partnership themes

  • Physical activity
  • Arts and culture


  • Lifestyle
  • Volunteering and the third sector

Creative Hertfordshire

Creative Hertfordshire

  • Creative Hertfordshire is a website and creative directory for cultural organisations and the public.
  • It aims to increase public and partner engagement in arts, museums and libraries in Hertfordshire, and to support the creative economy of the county.

Visit Creative Hertfordshire

#TeamHerts Volunteering

#TeamHerts Volunteering

  • #TeamHerts Volunteering is the new one stop for individuals interested in volunteering in Hertfordshire.
  • Log on to their website to search for county-wide volunteering opportunities from a huge range of organisations, including both regular volunteering and informal, one-off volunteering opportunities.

#TeamHerts Volunteering

Health in Herts

Health in Herts

  • Healthy lifestyle campaigns and events in Hertfordshire.
  • Advice about healthy eating and keeping active.

Visit Health in Herts

Hertfordshire Compact

Hertfordshire Compact

  • This is a written understanding between the voluntary, community and statutory sectors.
  • It's about how organisations will cooperate and continue to develop positive working relationships for the benefit of our communities.

Read the Hertfordshire Compact

Physical Activity and Sport Framework

Physical Activity and Sport Framework

  • This is a document designed to help organisations in Hertfordshire work together to tackle inactivity.

Read the Physical Activity and Sport Framework

Park Run volunteers

Parkrun UK

Parkruns are free, weekly, 5km timed runs that take place in parks and open spaces across Hertfordshire. You can search for your local one at parkrun UK.

People canoeing

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.

Girl with facepaint

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.

Woman in exercise studio

Healthy and Active in Herts

This three 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 will go into GP surgeries and help people to find a range of activities and sport opportunities.

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.

Forever Active East Herts logo

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 for the over 50s.

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.

Walk leader

Hertfordshire Health Walks

The county council’s Countryside Management Service coordinates a countywide programme of health walks. These are free, short and regular walks run by volunteers, which provide an opportunity for people to get outdoors, get more active and reap the many health benefits. To find your local walk programme visit

Football coach

Coach Education Week

Herts Sports Partnership’s flagship event. It makes a huge contribution to the development of the local sports and physical activity workforce and is recognised as the biggest event of its kind in the UK. Hertfordshire’s 8th Annual Coach Education Week took place in February 2016. Sessions catered to anyone from beginners to more advanced coaches, lasted from two hours to four days, and represented 16 different sports. 

Sportivate group


Sportivate is a Sport England funded legacy project aimed at increasing participation levels in sport and physical activity amongst 14-25 year olds between 2011-2017. Projects are six, seven or eight weeks long and are designed to attract the least active young people in our communities.

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.

View materials from the event or watch the conference film.

Boxing instructor showing boys how to duck

Reaching Communities Boxing

In collaboration with a local charity, Box Cleva, Herts Sports Partnership has developed a project aimed at improving the lives of young people who are considered to be vulnerable or at risk in Hertfordshire. The project uses ‘boxing’ to encourage 7-15 year olds to take part in sport and physical activity, whilst receiving educational sessions around improved mental and physical wellbeing.

Lee Valley White Water Centre

This is a world-class Olympic site, based in Waltham Cross, used to host the Team GB canoe slalom team and talent ID programme, with local young people being selected to train.

It hosted a paddlesports programme for harder-to-reach groups to teach the basics of paddling and rescue skills. The programme was run by Broxbourne Ethnic Minority Association, Lee Valley Regional Park Authority and local partners to tackle social exclusion by engaging with young people from minority groups.


Children with canoe paddles

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.

 Green Aiders Project - edit

Hertfordshire County Council

Representatives from colleges of further education

Representatives from Hertfordshire housing associations

Herts Association of Leisure Trusts

Hertfordshire Community and Voluntary Service

Hertfordshire Association of Cultural Officers

Representatives from the NHS and clinical commissioning groups

Representatives from schools and school games local organising committees

Hertfordshire Sports Development Group

Herts Disability Forum for Young People

Hertfordshire Action on Disability