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Monday - Friday 10 am - 3.30 pm 

“The New Apton Centre is a youth centre for the over 50’s, (that’s how our members describe us) where we provide an opportunity for people to reconnect in an inclusive community and have fun along the way.”


“We provide drop-in sessions and day services, packed with choice-based activities, to create and build strong relationships as well as support health and well-being. Food and drink are provided through the day. You can chat over your morning tea and toast, enjoy a home cooked lunch with new and old friends, and finish the day with a nice slice of cake.”

If you would like to join us, have a chat, or try a new activity please get in touch.

Call 01279 504748 or

Hertfordshire County Council- “We have discovered that our operations teams often refer people to your Apton Road scheme, as it’s proven popular with the local community and is known to be a good example of how to run a day centre."


Violet and Winifred

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Violet- “All I wanted to do for my birthday was come to the centre and spend it with my friends and the wonderful staff”

Violet and Winfred have become great friends since meeting at the centre and have become a real cheeky duo!  



Arthurs Wife-"Originally Arthur was reluctant to come to the centre. After his first day however, I always find him dressed and ready, eager at the door for the bus to collect him for the centre:"  

Arthur has become a beloved member who is always up for a good waltz!


As well as our members, our centre is also made up of volunteers which make everything possible.


We are always looking for new volunteers to join our diverse and vibrant family to help us continue to provide existing and new services for our community. So, if you have spare time and would like to volunteer, we have a variety of positions that may be of interest. 


Sous chef, gardeners, bus drivers or to chat and serve tea and coffee to our lovelies, or alternatively if you have any other skills or talents that you would like to share, please also contact us.


01279 504748


Volunteer and Town Crier

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'Volunteering at The New Apton Centre is so rewarding for me, it is so nice to see the clients enjoying their time at the centre, I love having a chat and hearing their life history.'- Dina

'I love volunteering at The New Apton Centre. Nothing more rewarding than spending time with the clients. We have such a laugh chatting, quizzing and generally being silly. Can't think of a better way to spend my time off.'- Anastasia, 


The new Apton Centre, has currently 10 regular and 5 temporary wonderful volunteers who collectively provided over 4700 voluntary hours of support to the Centre last year alone, without the help of all those who volunteer, we wouldn't be able to keep providing our services - that have such a positive impact on all who attend the centre. 


Looking for a venue? The New Apton Centre has spaces to hire for every occasion evening and weekends!


We have a spacious main hall, a light and airy garden room, and a well-connected hub room. In addition, we have a small, private room, perfect for one-to-one consultations.


The centre is based just a one-minute walk from Bishop’s Stortford’s High Street next to Apton Road car park so has easy accessibility. 


Check out our Hall Hire page for more details or call us for a viewing.

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