Three Rivers

Youth projects for young people in the Three Rivers district, which includes Rickmansworth, Chorleywood, Mill End, Maple Cross and Croxley Green.

YC Hertfordshire Services for Young People is running the following online group sessions and outdoor programmes for young people in the Three Rivers district during the 2020 school summer holidays.

If you are a young person and would like to join any of these groups, please call the team on 01442 454060, text 'SUPPORT' to 07860 065185 or email

If you are a professional or parent/carer and would like to refer a young person to any of these projects please make a referral.

Positive Alternatives Summer Programmes

Programme 1: 3rd–14th August 2020
1-4.30pm Monday-Friday for two weeks 

Programme 2: 10th–21st August 2020
11am-2.30pm Monday-Friday for two weeks

The YC Hertfordshire Positive Alternatives programme is for young people aged 11-17 and incorporates practical sport or art sessions with interactive workshops. You will learn about keeping yourself safe and making positive choices in relation to gangs and knife crime.

Each session includes 2 hours of sports or arts delivered by professional instructors and an interactive workshop delivered by fully-qualified and experienced youth workers. The workshops focus on:

  • identity and belonging
  • gang culture
  • stereotypes and gender
  • violence
  • responsibilities
  • county lines
  • knife crime and reducing use of weapons

On completion of the programme you will receive a certificate of participation and a £30 Amazon voucher.

Read more about Positive Alternatives and see comments from young people who've taken part.

Please note:
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all summer 2020 programmes will be taking place outdoors and all participants must adhere to the 2m social distancing rules and handwashing practices throughout. All equipment will be sanitised and single-use. Anyone feeling unwell or with any COVID-19 symptoms must not attend.

PACT LGBT+ Online Project

Every Monday, 4-5.30pm

The YC Hertfordshire Watford and Three Rivers PACT LGBT+ project is a support group for young lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender variant people and those questioning their sexuality.

Join this group for discussions with other young LGBT+ people in the area and to get information and support from YC Hertfordshire youth workers.

For young LGBT+ people aged 13-17.

Three Rivers Street-based Projects

Mill End: every Monday and Friday until 28th August, 5pm-7pm 
Abbotts Langley: Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th August, 2pm-4pm 
South Oxhey/Croxley Green: Friday 31st July, Mondays 3rd, 10th and 17th August, 1-3pm

Follow the @3RiversTeam on Twitter for details of where they are each day.

At these street-based (detached) projects YC Hertfordshire youth workers offer support to young people with a range of issues, including mental health and wellbeing, education, employment and training. Young people can talk to our youth workers about concerns about their future and any feelings of isolation and loneliness resulting from the COVID-19 restrictions.

Young people will also be reminded of social distancing guidelines to help control the virus in their communities.

Our youth workers ensure they carry out their youth work following the latest social distancing guidance.

Three Rivers Social Action Project

Come to the West Hyde Young People’s Centre in Maple Cross (WD3 9XL) and join our social action project. Make a difference in your local community this summer! 

Tuesdays, 11-2pm 
28th July
4th August
25th August