Come and join us for our FREE Family Fun Cycling Event on Sunday 30th April 2017 at Hemel Hempstead Cycling Club Bovingdon Bomber Circuit. Just come along on the day or contact us if you would like any further information.
ACCESS BY CAR
If coming by car then access is from the A41 only. You need to leave the A41 at the Services (McDonalds) junction and head up Upper Bourne End Lane which is off the northbound slip road.
ACCESS BY BIKE
Access by bike is through the industrial area up Bourne End Lane off the London Road in Bourne End. Turn by the Complete Outdoors shop and head up through the restriction to the roundabout where you need to turn left, go under the bridge and turn right then immediately left up Upper Bourne End Lane. Note the surface up this road is particularly bad and punctures are frequent.
At the top of Upper Bourne End Lane you need to head right and look for the car park 200 metres further up. The circuit is shared with the car drifting company ‘Driftlimits’.
There is no access through the main Bovingdon Market entrance on the Chesham Road.
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Volunteers’ Week, which took place at the start of June, celebrated the contribution made by millions of volunteers across the UK. It is run by NCVO and provides organisations all around the nation to celebrate their volunteers and make it known that all of their help is appreciated.
We kick started Volunteers’ Week with the Excellence in Volunteer Management Conference and Awards. These awards are considered to be very special, due to the fact that nominations can only be made by volunteers. Hence, the idea is to champion organisations who demonstrate quality in their volunteer management. All nominees for the awards were invited to join us at the Hertfordshire Volunteer Centres Annual Volunteering Conference hosted by Beales Hotel Hatfield on the 1st of June, where the trophy was presented to the winner, Countryside Management Service.
On the 3rd of June we joined forces with Community Action Dacorum, to host a mini volunteer’s roadshow, which generated a lot of interest and was an overall success. The roadshow, not only allowed us to gain an insight into why people volunteer, but we were also able to find out why it is that some people don’t volunteer, and how we can get them motivated to try and do so in the future.
We then hosted a Volunteers Lunch with Community Action Dacorum and The Box Moor Trust. This gave us the opportunity to say thank you for the contribution that our volunteers have made to all respective organisations. This event was also attended by the Lord Mayor of Dacorum Council Bob Mclean and his wife who gave thanks for the contribution that volunteers make. The local community group Movie Makers also contributed to the event by producing a short film with testimonials of some of our volunteers, which will soon be uploaded to our YouTube page.
Finally, our Chief Executive Officer, Richard Pitts, was invited and delivered a presentation about the value of Volunteering and the contribution that volunteers make at the Society of Oddfellows. This included the importance of rewarding and recognising the volunteers and effective volunteer management.
Overall, Volunteers’ Week was a success and we hope you had as much fun as we did!
Support4Dacorum is the new Hemel Hempstead based service providing support for voluntary and community groups based in and serving the Borough of Dacorum.Led by Community Action Dacorumthis new service is a partnership with Volunteer Centre Dacorum to support the delivery of a volunteer brokerage service across the Borough. This service is funded and supported by Dacorum Borough Council.
An important part of this service is a new website that is designed to contain useful resources, links and information. This website is now live and you can access it directly by clinking on the link here.