Village Activities

ART 4 ADULTS Tues 10:15am – 12:15pm
Weds 7pm – 9pm
Thurs 1pm – 3pm.
Village Hall.
Drawing to Watercolour. Contact Caryn on 07767 784104
BALLET Thursday afternoons.
St Wilfrid's Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd
Penny Waterman 01727 858632
BEAVER SCOUTS Wednesdays 6-7pm.
The Chapel.
Contact Liz Ensor on 01923 852629
CAKE & BAKE CLUB Where baking becomes a piece of cake!
Last Monday in the month
Email or
CARPET BOWLS Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.30 pm : Village Hall, London Road and
Fridays 7.00 - 9.00 pm : St Wilfrid's Hall, Church of Good Shepherd
Maureen Ashman 01923 854478 New players welcome!
CHILDREN’S DRAMA CLUB Saturday mornings, 4-8 and 9-15 year olds.
Shenley Village Hall
Deborah 07976 988062 or email
CRICKET CLUB Adult and junior cricket
New members of all abilities welcome
Shenley Park Cricket Centre - Ray McLennan 07973 377824
CUBS Thursdays 6.00 - 7.30 pm
Well End Scout Centre
Helen Hawthorne 01923 853283
FELLOWSHIP HOUR Monthly - second Monday at 2pm, Methodist Church
Fred Perry 01923 856810
GUIDES Enquiries : Susie Branigan 01923 440029
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Allotment Shed, Green Street
Open Suns Feb-Nov, 9.30-11.00 am
Jean Archer 01727 823163
IRISH DANCING Mon, Wed, Fri, 5.00 - 7.30 pm, Scout HQ Well End Activity Centre Maria Diggins Murphy
Tel/fax 01923 850247, Mob 07956 187263
KENPO KARATE Thursdays 6.30 - 8.00 pm
Church of the Good Shepherd
John Brennan 07766 258866
KNIT & NATTER Mondays 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Cafe in the Orchard,
All welcome. Contact Susanna Hendy 07983 907015
RAINBOWS Fridays, for details
please contact Anna Hinton at
T AND CHAT FOR OVER 50s A monthly social get-together in the Village Hall
Liz Trott 01923 573550
TOP TOTS Mondays (term time only) 2.00 - 2.45 pm
Village Hall
TOTS & TODDLERS Fridays (term time only) 1.15 - 3.00 pm
Village Hall
Claire Newman 01727 821069
UNDER 5s Mondays 9.00 - 10.30 am, St Martin's Church Room
Claire Joyce 07957 65222
VILLAGE WALKS Monthly - first Sunday - meet outside White Horse 11.15 am
WOMEN'S INSTITUTE Monthly - first Thursday 7.30 pm, Village Hall
Cathy Petts 01923 858373
YOGA Mondays 7.30 pm, St Wilfrid’s Hall, Church of the Good Shepherd
Sue Gallagher 0208 953 1972 or 07966 068342
YOGA Mondays 7.00 pm, Village Hall Gaye Shepherd 07786 438332
ZUMBA - LATIN INSPIRED Suns 10.30-11.30am, Mons 10.00-11.00am (low impact) & Tues
DANCE/FITNESS CLASS 8.00-9.00 pm, The Chapel, Shenley Park. Laurel 07932 662646


Carpet Bowls

Carpet Bowls

Carpet Bowls

Have you been watching the Indoor Bowls on the TV recently?

Carpet Bowls is a cut down version of this game designed to be played in Village Halls. If you want to find out more on how to play the game and the rules there is a short video on the English Carpet Bowls site at

The Shenley Bowls Club has been running since the late 1970s and flourished when the hospital site was still operational. Our club night is every Wednesday from 7.30pm until 9.30pm and we meet in the Village Hall in London Road. We are currently half way through the Bowls season. Unlike outdoor bowls we play throughout the year except for a short break in August. We belong to the Hertfordshire Carpet Bowls League and are in the second division. We also take part in the County competitions which are held in Ware throughout the winter/spring. The county has its own website where match information is posted regularly.

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Action for Cleaner Shenley

Action for a Cleaner Shenley

The ACS initiative was started in August 2015 to help make our lovely village cleaner and tidier.   Major Hertsmere Borough Council budget cuts have meant that virtually nothing is being done to keep pavements clear or signage clean.  Other areas are suffering and litter clearance has also been affected.   There is a great deal that needs to be done.  Shenley Parish Council is trying to address the problem and ACS is one of the solutions.

ACS has its own equipment, gloves, boots and high viz jackets.  Everyone is welcome to join our sessions, adults and teenagers.  People can do as much as they want to and are physically able to do. Weekend sessions happen when Volunteers are available to help.

Call Nicky on Friday to see if anything is happening over the weekend.  Weekend sessions tend to be for an hour only.

If you are interested in joining ACS please call Amanda Leboff on 01923 855865 or email

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Scout Troops Needed In Shenley

Are you looking for a new Challenge?

Could you be a Scouting Hero and Volunteer to run a Scout Troop for 1st Shenley?

Our group currently consists of a Beaver Colony and a Cub Pack only. We would love to have a Scout Troop for our Cubs to move on to once they turn 11, as currently they have to move to a different group to continue their scouting adventures.

If you would be interested in helping with a Scout Troop, training would be provided and links with other groups in the District would enable you to receive help and support from other local Scout Leaders. To find out more about Scouts follow this link

If you are up for a challenge and would like to join the adventure please contact Helen Hawthorne on 01923853283

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Shenley Village Fete

Shenley Fete is entirely run by Volunteers.    We need help in the following areas and would appreciate anything you can do.

After the Fete, usually on the Monday evening after Fete Day, we have a Volunteer Party.  The Committee provides some liquid refreshment and everyone brings a plate!

Do join us.

Please call Guy Beaton on 07976 872666 or Nicky Beaton on 07976 872668 or email

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Volunteering in Shenley Park

Midweek volunteering on Thursday mornings 9.30-12.30.

If you would like to come and join in light gardening duties to help tidy up the Park this could be for you. The basic tasks around the Park would include footpath clearance, weeding, composting around the base of newly planted trees, checking tree ties and light pruning of apple trees. Contact the office for an application pack.

First Thursday of the month 9.30-12.30.

Come along for some or all of the time working with Trust staff on set projects. No experience necessary, just turn up. Details of where to meet will be on the information board outside the tea room.

Weekend volunteering opportunities

Throughout the year we arrange activities suitable for both adults and children to join in. Usually on Sunday afternoons, examples being tree planting, bulb planting and apple picking.

Posters are put out in the Park when these are arranged. Contact us if you would be interested in bringing a group along to do a weekend volunteering session and we can arrange something with you.

Shenley Park Trust 01923 852629

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