2018: Year of Community


2018 has been announced as the 'Year of Community' in Broxbourne with the aim of bringing people together to create a more cohesive, happier, healthier and prosperous Borough. Broxbourne Borough Council will work with residents, partner organisations, local businesses, community groups, faith organisations and the voluntary sector to achieve this. 

Seven key objectives have been agreed, under which will sit a number of initiatives, events and programmes. Please keep coming back to this webpage as more details will be added throughout the year.

1. To provide opportunities for residents to come together

A programme of events including:
We will develop and promote Volunteering within the Borough. 

2. To celebrate all that is good in our community 

3. To support those that provide services to the local community

4. To support the most vulnerable members of our community

  • Deliver Fit & Fed project to combat Holiday Hunger
  • Support families affected by welfare reforms
  • Promote Families First
  • Organise training for professionals around Modern Slavery
  • Organise training for taxi drivers and night time economy around recognising and reporting Child Sexual Exploitation
  • Open Community Skills Hub in Waltham Cross Town Centre
  • Community Safety Small Scale Schemes

5. To create a healthier community

  • Participate and support initiatives in the Hertfordshire Year of Physical Activity 2018 
  • Support emotional wellbeing
  • Mental Health First Aid training for Community Partners
  • Develop Active Ageing projects for older people


6. To tackle those whose actions seek to create disunity and fear 

  • Raise awareness of the Prevent agenda
  • Tackle youth anti-social behaviour through providing positive activities for young people

7. To continue the good work of the Year of the Environment to create the space in which the Community lives and works   

The Great British Spring Clean
If you would like further information on the Year of Community or would like your organisation to become involved, please email the Community Development Manager steve.whitlam@broxbourne.gov.uk.