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Venues

Our courses are normally held in different physical venues in the St Albans / Harpenden area, however, as a result of Government restrictions to cope with the Covid-19 pandemic all our courses have been moved on-line and are held via Zoom.

On-line via Zoom

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Zoom is a web-based video conferencing tool that runs on desktop, tablet or mobile devices that allows users to meet online, with or without video. Zoom users can choose to record sessions, collaborate on projects, and share or annotate on one another’s screens, all with one easy-to-use platform. Zoom offers quality video, audio, and a wireless screen-sharing performance across a variety of operating systems: Windows, Mac (Apple), Linux, iOS and Android.

Not familiar with Zoom? Just tell us when you enrol on the course that you plan to attend and a tutor will help you get prepared over the phone. The Zoom Workshop for iPads will be followed by Workshops for Zoom on Android Tablets/phones and Windows.

Course Timetable

There are no currently planned dates for this course.

Training Course Venues

When not on Zoom we normally use a number of different locations to increase the accessibility and availability of the courses, times and places to suit your needs. All of the courses are run by volunteers who give up their time to share their knowledge amongst the community. Details of planned and current courses can be found on the Course Planner and Course Timetable pages.

 

Location Address Wheelchair access
Fleetville Community Centre, St Albans more details Royal Road, St Albans, AL1 4LQ
Harpenden Indoor Bowling Club more details Waldegrave Park, Aldwickbury Crescent, Harpenden, AL5 5S
Harpenden Library more details 27 High St, Harpenden, AL5 2RU
12 Southdown Road (Quaker Meeting House), Harpenden more details 12 Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1PD
St Albans Library more details Level 2, The Maltings, St Albans, AL1 3JQ
The Marlborough Science Academy, St Albans more details Watling Street, St Albans, AL1 2QA

We currently hold our training courses at a number of different locations in St Albans and Harpenden. The following map shows their exact location. Cursor over the markers to see more details of the venue,  you can also click and hold and drag the map to move the markers back into the viewport.

Drop-in Centres

Want some help and advice? Why not call into one of our popular Drop-In Centres? We currently hold regular Drop-In sessions at a number of locations in the area. Some of these are also used as venues for our training courses.

Location Address When drop-in sessions are held Wheelchair Access
Fleetville Community Centre, St Albans more details Royal Road, St Albans, AL1 4LQ
Marshalswick Baptist Free Church more details Sherwood Avenue, Marshalswick, St Albans, AL4 9QL Thursdays from 1:30pm to 4:00pm
12 Southdown Road (Quaker Meeting House) more details 12 Southdown Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 1PD To be arranged
The Spotted Dog, Flamstead more details 8 High St, Flamstead, AL3 8BS 1st Wednesday of the month from 10:00am to 12:30pm see note (1)
St Paul’s Church, St Albans more details Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP To be arranged

Come and ask questions about a course or if you have a problem with your phone, tablet or laptop, come along and ask some questions or assistance for FREE. If you need some guidance come along to a drop in! If you want to talk about the courses we run, times, dates, locations; we will also be able to assist you in finding the best course to suit your needs and skills.

Venue Details

Some of these sites are also used for drop-in sessions, so if you are thinking of trying a course you can always pop into a drop in session first and have a chat with one of our volunteers and see what is involved.

Fleetville Community Centre, St Albans

Fleetville Community Centre

Fleetville Community centre is located in Royal Road, St Albans, AL1 4LQ – just opposite Morrison’s supermarket on the Hatfield Rd.

Marshalswick Baptist Free Church

Marshalswick Baptist Free Church

Drop-in sessions are held at Marshalswick Baptist Free Church every Thursday from 1:30pm to 4:00pm. Located in Sherwood Avenue, Marshalswick, St Albans, AL4 9QL, there is parking in the nearby Quadrant Shopping Centre. Marshalswick Baptist Free Church can be reached by buses 653 and S3.

Harpenden Indoor Bowling Club

Harpenden Indoor Bowling Club

Harpenden Indoor Bowling club (HIBC) is located off Waldegrave Park, Aldwickbury Crescent, Harpenden AL5 5SA. Classes are held in the club meeting area – see photo, left – and are usually in small groups, with a lecturer and an assistant. Depending upon the course the classes usually run for 2 hours. There is plenty of car parking in the area immediately in front of the club and the nearest bus stop is in Aldwickbury Crescent. It serves routes 307 and HA1.

Harpenden Library

Harpenden Library – hertfordshire.gov.uk, used under Open Government Licence v3.0

Harpenden Library is located on Bower’s Parade – the side road running parallel to the High Street (A1081) situated between Sainsbury’s and Boot’s The Chemists. Being in Harpenden Town Center access to local bus services is excellent with some bus stops literally outside the front door. Normal opening hours can be found on the Harpenden Library Website and classes will be held during those hours.

The Marlborough Science Academy, St Albans

Marlborough Science Academy – image courtesy Google Maps

Marlborough Science Academy – image courtesy Google Maps

Marlborough Science Academy is located just off Watling Street (A5183). For obvious reasons the classes are usually held in the evening after school hours so there should be no problems parking in the school car park. There are a number of bus stops nearby in Watford Road and Tavistock Road with services linking to the rest of St Albans.

St Albans Library

St Albans Library – hertfordshire.gov.uk, used under Open Government Licence v3.0

St Albans Library is located on Level 2, The Maltings, St Albans. Access to the library is through the Maltings Shopping centre. There are a number of car parks close by, including those for the Maltings Centre. There are also a number of bus stops in nearby in Victoria Street (B691), Chequer Street (A1081) or London Road (A1081).

The Spotted Dog Pub, Flamstead

The Spotted Dog, Flamstead cc-by-sa/2.0 – © Robin Webstergeograph.org.uk/p/4249742

8 High St, Flamstead, AL3 8BS. Drop-in sessions are held on the 1st Wednesday of the month (excepting when it is a bank holiday – New Years Day) from 10:00am to 12:30pm.
Apart from being a pub The Spotted Dog is also home to The Coffee Dog coffee shop, which serves freshly made to order coffee and tea to your taste, with a wide selection of home made cakes.

Note (1): The Spotted Dog is accessible by wheelchair but there are a couple of steps between the front bar and the rear bar – there are no ramps. The front bar would be difficult to access through the dog leg porch in a wheelchair. The rear bar is on the same level as the carpark and apart from a door tread is accessible by wheelchair from the carpark. The drop-in sessions are normally held in the front bar but helpers would move to the rear bar to assist a wheelchair bound user.

St Paul’s Church, St Albans

St Paul’s Church, Blanford Rd, St. Albans. Image courtesy of Google Maps Streetview

Blandford Road, St Albans, AL1 4JP. Situated on the corner of Blanford Rd and the Hatfield Rd (A1057) St Paul’s Church is less than 1/2 km (~600 yds) from Morrison’s supermarket. There are several nearby bus stops serving routes 34, 230, 301 and 302 and St Albans’ Railway station is just under 3/4 km (1/2 mile) walk away.

Quaker Meeting House

Quaker Meeting House – Image courtesy Google Maps

12 Southdown Road (Quaker Meeting House) is located between Harpenden Public Halls and Welcombe House (former Harpenden House Hotel). There is no parking on the street directly outside the building but there is a small car park to the right of the building. Being close to the town centre there are numerous bus stops nearby or within a short walk on Harpenden High St.