The Community Partnerships and Wellbeing team is committed to ensuring that Dacorum residents and communities have opportunities to thrive, improve their mental and physical wellbeing and come together to build resilience. Dacorum is an exciting and beautiful place to live, and the team wants to celebrate what is already happening, as well as support new and exciting activities and projects for residents and groups to get involved with.
The team supports a number of different initiatives and projects - from mental health intervention projects, events (such as pop-ups and Armed Forces Day), working with Everyone Active on a comprehensive and accessible physical activity outreach programme, to ensuring there is a diverse range of cultural opportunities and activities made available to all and offering grants to community groups.
Fun in the Sun pop-up events
Our pop-up events return this summer, with free inflatable fun for all. These events are suitable for all ages, so grab a picnic and come and enjoy some fun.
In the event of poor weather, dates/inflatables may be subject to change or cancelled. Check this page or our social media accounts for updates.
For times, dates and locations, please see our Fun in the Sun timetable (PDF 430KB).
Making Dacorum Better Together
Have you noticed something locally that you'd like changing? For example, an area covered in litter, overgrown trees or shrubs blocking a pathway. Alternatively, perhaps you want to plan a community event to promote local ideas.
Making Dacorum Better Together is a new way of reporting issues in your area and taking action to resolve that issue, either as an individual or as a group of friends. Funding, if needed, to cover the costs of these projects is often available from a number of sources.
If you're interested in making a difference to your area, please contact your local councillor in the first instance. Alternatively, email email@example.com or call 01442 228000 and ask for Community Partnerships.
We held an engagement event in October 2017. To find out more about the issues raised, please read our Making Dacorum Better Together - findings and evaluation report (PDF 1MB).
Colourful Minds arts wellbeing programme
Colourful Minds is a free arts therapy course. Studies have shown that taking part in an arts activity has a positive influence on mental health and general wellbeing. It can increase self esteem and confidence, reduce feelings of isolation and give those involved a sense of personal achievement.
To find out more, and register an interest in joining the course, please visit our Colourful Minds page.
Street Champions are volunteers who act as the ‘eyes and ears’ of the community to improve their local area. They can also act as community organisers, helping to motivate and encourage fellow residents to get involved in community events.
The sooner a problem is reported, the sooner it can be resolved. As a Street Champion, you will be helping us to remedy problems quickly by getting the information to us. The scheme is entirely voluntary and you can do as much or as little as you like.
Working with faith and cultural groups
The Neighbourhood Action team is committed to working with faith and cultural groups in Dacorum and will promote integration in and between these groups. New structures are being put in place to work with these groups and ensure that their views are incorporated in Neighbourhood Action plans.
Friends of Gadebridge Park
The Friends of Gadebridge Park (FOGP) is a group of volunteers whose primary function is to represent the views of the public and to provide a link between Dacorum Borough Council, its partners and the residents of Dacorum to ensure that Gadebridge Park is kept in good order for the residents and its visitors.
Looking ahead, the FOGP would like to engage with other groups and businesses to develop the park facilities to increase the number of visitors. By expanding its membership, it can provide a strong voice and be more representative when engaging with official bodies.
The park continues to evolve with many new and exciting developments scheduled. If you are interested in getting involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telephone: 01442 228000