Dust off winter blues and go green with new fitness course

Gardening and conservation.
Gardening and conservation.

A free course for people who want to improve their fitness while lending a helping hand to Hemel Hempstead’s conservation effort starts tomorrow.

Groundwork Hertfordshire’s Get Outdoors, Get Active project gives participants the chance to improve Grovehill’s Margaret Lloyd Park with bulb planting, path-making and coppicing – all while improving their fitness with gentle walks and stretches.

The project’s Daniel du Gard said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for residents to improve their health, meet new people and learn new skills. It will be a great way to dust off the winter blues”

The course starts on Thursday and runs throughout March. Places are limited so call Daniel on 01707 260129 to book.

The project is joint funded by NHS Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group through the Healthy Communities Fund and Hertfordshire County Council and is supported by the Grovehill Medical Centre and Dacorum Borough Council.