Local Information – A-Z list of organisations/community groups

Use the tabs below to access the a-z list of local community groups/organisations serving Northchurch and the surrounding areas. There are also links to access websites for local authority bodies.
We are regularly updating and adding to the website and if you wish to add your organisation to this list or amend any details of those already listed, please email the Clerk at northchurch.parishcouncil@zen.co.uk. Please include your contact name, address, telephone, email and website address if applicable.
Note: There is no charge for charities/community groups or organisations but we do charge a small fee for commercial companies wishing to be added to this list.

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Art Class

Contact: Sarah Moruzzi Tel: 01442 822829 (Meeting on Friday mornings at Northchurch Social Centre. Mixed ability classes for beginners, rusty returners and adults of all ages)

Art Club

Tel: 01442 864130 (Meetings held weekly on Thursday afternoons at the Northchurch Social Centre for artists to meet up and practice)

Ashley Green Lace

Contact: Jane Lewis Tel: 01442 259198 (classes for beginners and improvers open to all age adults held at Northchurch Social Centre)

Ballroom Dancing

Contact: Graham Tel: 07582 551178 (Fully qualified IDTA ballroom and Latin dance teacher. Meetings held on Wednesday evenings at Northchurch Social Centre. Learn Waltz, cha-cha, Jive and more)

Berkhamsted and Tring Stroke Support Group

Contact: Joy Pearson – 01442 866615 (This lively and friendly club meets on alternate Tuesday mornings at the Northchurch Social Centre. New members and Volunteers always welcome)

Berkhamsted Tornadoes Football Club

Contact: Chris Syers Email: syers@supanet.com

British Waterways, HQ, 64 Clarendon Road, Watford, Herts, WD17 1DA

Tel: 01923 201120 – (customer services – open Mon-Frid 8am-6pm) Email: enquiries.hq@britishwaterways.co.uk or enquiries.southeast@britishwaterways.co.uk

Cadets (St John Ambulance)

Contact: Mick Mills Email: mick.mills@herts.sja.org.uk Website: www.sja.org.uk (Cadet meetings held on Tuesday evenings: ages 10 to 18 between 19.00 and 20.30 and adults from 20.30 to 22.00 at the St John Ambulance Hall, Northchurch)

CDA for Herts

(Community Development Agency for Herts), Birchwood Avenue, Hatfield, Herts AL10 0PS Contact: Kath Sexton Tel: 01707 695504 www.cdaforherts.org.uk (Normal working week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

Chiltern Crafts and Toy Collectors

Contact: Mrs C Harris Tel: 01442 843371 (This group meets four times a year on the 2nd Sunday in January, April, July and October at the Northchurch Social Centre)

Dacorum Borough Council

Civic Centre, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 1HH Switchboard: 01442 228000 – Mon-Thurs 8.45am-5.15pm, Friday 8.45am-4.45pm Email: feedback@dacorum.gov.uk Website: www.dacorum.gov.uk

  • Community Safety: 01442 228000
  • Council Tax: 01442 228000
  • Dacorum Card: 01442 228000
  • Environment (Clean, Safe and Green): 01442 228000
  • Housing and Council Tax Benefits: 01442 228000
  • Housing Repairs: 0800 018 6050
  • Housing Services: 01442 228000
  • Payments (automated 24 hour service): 08453 70 60 70
  • Payments: 01442 228000
  • Planning: 01442 228000, email: planning@dacorum.gov.uk
  • Pest Control: 01442 228000
  • Pollution: 01442 228000
  • Recruitment: 01442 867876
  • Travel Concessions: 01442 228000
  • Waste Services: 01442 228000
  • Minicom: 01442 228656

Dancing Classes

Contact: Wendy Cheshire Tel: 01442 874438 (held on Saturdays at the St John Ambulance Hall, Northchurch)

Dancing Class

Contact: Emily White Tel: 01442 890708 (classes held on Thursday evenings at the St John Ambulance Hall, Northchurch)

Figure Drawing

Contact: Alan Osbourne Tel: 01442 873025 (Art class run by Dacorum U3A. Meets on the first Wednesday of the month at Northchurch Social Centre)

Floral Art Group

Contact: Ruth Carlton Ashton Tel: 01442 864806 (Classes held on Tuesdays at the St John Ambulance Hall, Northchurch)

Herts County Council

Email: hertsdirect@hertscc.gov.uk Tel: 0300 123 4040 (lines open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturdays, 9-4pm) Website: www.hertsdirect.org Tel: 0300 123 4047 (to report road faults/potholes) or log onto the webpage www.hertsdirect.org/highwayfaults to report/log faults directly.

Herts Highways (Herts County Council)

Tel: 0300 123 4047 (report road faults/potholes) Website: www.hertsdirect.org/highwayfaults (log/report faults directly).

KEEP FIT Contact: Jan Rance Tel: 01442 864271 (Fully qualified, professional instruction. Two classes on Thursdays; Mornings for mature movers and evenings for all age adults)

Northchurch Baptist Church

67 High Street, Northchurch, HP4 3QH Senior Pastor - David Russell Email: office@northchurch.com Website: www.northchurch.com Tel: 01442 877001

Northchurch Cricket Club

The Meadow, Tring Rd, Northchurch, HP4 3SF Email: northchurchcc@gmail.com or ali@berkhamstedtoiletries.co.uk Website: www.northchurch.play-cricket.com Tel: 01442 876759 Cricket Club Colts: Under 16’s contact Ian Fantham at fantham2006@btinternet.com Under 9’s contact Alastair Fantham at ali@berkhamstedtoiletries.co.uk

Northchurch Football Club

Contact: Mark Hobley Email: marksinclairhobley@googlemail.com

Northchurch Lacemakers

Contact: Mrs P Williams Tel: 01442 863679 Meetings held on a Wednesday once a month at Northchurch Social Centre. This is a self-help group for experienced lacemakers open to adults or all ages.

Northchurch Scout Group (1st Northchurch Scouts)

Scout hut based in South Bank Rd, Northchurch HP4 1LN Contact: Group Leader, James Foskett Email: jamesf@cansdales.co.uk Website: www.whscouts.org

Northchurch Social Centre, Bell Lane, Northchurch, HP4 3RD

Contact: Shirley Hales – between 9am-11am Mon-Fri Website: www.northchurch-social-centre.co.uk Tel: 01442 863243

Northchurch Sports Association

Contact: Alan Fantham Tel: 01442 872289

Northchurch Table Tennis Club

Contact: George Shipman Tel: 01442 875822 (This club meets at the Northchurch Social Centre on Monday and Tuesday evenings and plays in the Hemel Hempstead league. New players always needed.)

Northchurch United Charities, Northchurch

Contact: Rev Jonathan Gordon Email: revjagordon@googlemail.com

Northchurch W.I.

Contact: Theresa Wright Tel: 01442 875869 (Meetings held in the evenings every second Monday in the month at the Northchurch Social Centre. New members warmly welcomed)

Northchurch and Berkhamsted U3A

Contact: Neil Castle Tel: 01442 865592 (A club for the retired and semi-retired that meet once a month at Northchurch Social Centre. A wide range of interests and activities are on offer.)

Painting Class

Contact: Alan Osbourne Tel: 01442 873025 (Held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month in the morning at the Northchurch Social Centre.

Painting Class

Contact: Sarah Moruzzi Tel: 01442 822829 (Classes held on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday afternoons at the St John Ambulance Hall, Northchurch)

Painting Classes

Contact: Anne Benneson Tel: 01296 437341 (classes held on Friday afternoons at the St John Ambulance Hall, Northchurch)

Painting Classes

Contact: Mitzie Green Tel: 01442 862978 (Classes held on Thursday mornings at the St John Ambulance Hall, Northchurch)

Parish Room Bookings (St Mary’s Church, Northchurch)

Contact: Barbara Reynolds Tel: 01442 873016

Patchwork Club

Contact: Joy Tel: 01442 879476 (Meetings held on a Saturday once a month at the Northchurch Social Centre)


Contact: Hilary Warrell Tel: 01442 863612 (Classes held on Monday evenings at the St John Ambulance Hall, Northchurch)

Police (local)

Non-emergency telephone number: 101 Emergencies: 999 Safer Neighbourhood Team: Tel: 01442 271143 (PC Stuart Francis (926) or PCSO Kim Ashworth (6515)) or Email: kim.ashworth2@herts.pnn.police.uk


Contact: Bernice Frey Tel 01442 866577 (Meetings held on the 1st Monday each month at the St John Ambulance Hall, Northchurch)

Rushjudo Judo Club

Contact: Laurie Rush Tel: 07908 789819 (Meetings held at Northchurch Social Centre every Tuesday evening throughout the year. A popular club for children and Mencap adults. Three sessions are held; two for children and the last session for Mencap.)

Senior Citizen’s Tea Parties

Contact: Peter Manning Tel: 01442 874256 (This is a twice yearly event held at the Northchurch Social Centre run by the Lions Club and are by invitation only from a list. If anyone would like to be included on the list for this or other events please contact Peter on the number above.)

Sportspace (Dacorum Sports Trust)

Berkhamsted, Lagley Meadow, Douglas Gardens, HP4 3QQ Tel: 01442 228123 www.sportspace.co.uk

St John Ambulance Hall

Bell Lane, Northchurch, HP4 3RD Contact: Mick Mills Email: mick.mills@herts.sja.org.uk Tel: 07860 422322 Website: www.sja.org.uk (hall available for hire with kitchen facilities)

St Mary’s CE First School

New Road, Northchurch, HP4 3QZ Email: admin@stmarys916.herts.sch.uk Website: www.stmarys916.herts.sch.uk Tel: 01442 389040

St Mary’s Church

High Street, Northchurch, HP4 3QW Contact: Revd Jonathan Gordon Email: revjagordon@googlemail.com Website: www.stmarysnorthchurch.org.uk Tel: 01442 871547 (Contact Barbara Reynolds on 01442 873016 to book the parish rooms)

Sunnyside Rural Trust

Website: www.sunnysideruraltrust.org.uk Farm shop based in New Rd, Northchurch (Upper Allotment Site).


Contact: Anthony Barker Email: antonypatb@msn.com

The Hospice of St Francis

Spring Garden Lane, Off Shooters Way, Northchurch HP4 3GW Tel: 01442 869550 For fundraising information telephone: 01442 869555 (for out of hours patient queries/medical advice only telephone: 01442 869553) Website: www.stfrancis.org.uk

The Lighthouse (St Mary’s Youth Group)

The Parish Rooms, St Mary’s Church, Northchurch HP4 Youth Leader: Ed Stewart Email: edude77@hotmail.com Tel: 01442 380549 Group meets Sundays 6.30-8.30pm at the parish rooms)

The Northchurch Society

Tel: 01442 863192

U3A Bridge

Contact: Alan Osbourne or Martyn MacDonald Tel: 01442 873025 or 236039 (This club meets on Friday afternoons at Northchurch Social Centre)

Yoga Classes

Contact: Sarah Davey Tel: 07850 142849 or visit the website: www.yogamemore.co.uk (classes held on Wednesday mornings at the St John Ambulance Hall, Northchurch)

Yoga Classes

Contact: John Grimes Tel: 07775 531 502 (Classes held on Wednesday evenings at the St John Ambulance Hall, Northchurch)