Active Local

Active Local supports targeted communities to tackle inequality and reduce physical inactivity across Hertfordshire.

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What is Active Local? 

Active Local is Herts Sport & Physical Activity Partnership’s collaborative place-based initiative. It supports targeted communities in highlighting their strengths, whilst also responding to local need and identifying where support, intervention or extra capacity could help create a more joined-up approach to tackling inequalities and reducing physical inactivity.   

Adopting Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) principles, we seek to use sport and physical activity to address inactivity, social disadvantage, and health inequalities within a targeted community in each of Hertfordshire’s 10 District and Borough Council areas. Areas have been selected using key insights and in conjunction with the respective local authority and Public Health Hertfordshire’s Intelligence Unit. Our 10 target areas can be found below. 

Relationships are key for the Active Local Team working closely with the respective district or borough council and those who live and work in the areas that know their communities best. The aim is to develop communities where physical activity and sport are valued and accessible, particularly to those with the least opportunity due to inequality. 

The role of the Active Local Officers

Across the team, officers have completed an in-depth mapping of their areas and have access to Local Insight, a platform that can provide us with the latest data and analysis for communities and wards such as jobs and economy, population, services and housing.  

Steering and working groups have been pulled together with key area stakeholders and newsletters are published throughout the year for residents and partners to learn more about the Active Local work in specific areas. Find your latest newsletters.

If you would like to find out more about Active Local please email Claire Stratford, or find your respective Active Local Officer below:


Active Local area  




Waltham Cross

Matt Ridley


Bennetts End

Kiyana Fryer

East Herts


Viki Huszar


Cowley Hill

Charlotte Stringer

North Herts


Adam Howard

St Albans 


Terri Harvey



Jess Baird

Three Rivers

South Oxhey

Lily Jones



Claire Stratford

Welwyn Hatfield 


Terri Harvey


The Active Local Team will be able to offer differing levels of support concerning funding depending on your needs.

Most of the time, the Team will help signpost you to suitable funding streams where possible.

Please visit our Funding page, where you can find out more about our own Opportunities Fund, how we are looking to distribute our Opening Schools Facilities Fund and current Bid Writing offers. 

MAP OF ACTIVE LOCAL Active Local red shed gardening project older adults exercise class sitting down Mini police scheme visit HAPpy Camps for children Community event in Peartree Hertfordshire