Local Talk

New to the Area - Post details / questions here.

(17 Posts)
EddiesMummy Fri 06-Jul-12 13:41:04

I have just come on to mumsnet for the first time in years (how bad is that) and seen lots of posts from people who are moving to the area who have questions or who are looking to meet local mums. However, these posts mainly seem to go unanswered.

To try and ensure these posts get replied to and help given where possible, how about all those who are moving to the area, post on this thread. I will try and check back regularly and hopefully other mums will check back here as well to see if we can help.

thelancs Mon 09-Jul-12 17:35:35

That sounds good to me grin

Mrspi Mon 23-Jul-12 07:54:45

I have a question - which is the best gp to register with? There seem to be 3 in a row on bancroft....
And reliable nhs dentists?

caramellokoalalover Mon 23-Jul-12 16:29:48

Hi Mrspi, I moved to Hitchin about 3 months ago and have registered with Regal Chambers on Bancroft. Found the nurses to be lovely and have so far had no problem getting 'emergency' appointments same day - a miracle after my last GP surgery.
I've also been to the dentist - oh the glamour - and went to Old Park Dental Surgery - here's their site. The dentist I saw was super gentle and really nice, and they take NHS patients.
I feel like an NHS brochure smile
Might see you at the LMN social night this week if you're going.

Mrspi Wed 25-Jul-12 13:52:27

Thanks very much!

Rosepose32 Mon 30-Jul-12 21:52:08

Hello
I have just moved to Hitchin with my husband and 7 month old baby. The area is totally new to me and I am keen to meet other mums, with similar aged children to socialise with, as im feeling a little bit lonely! Any suggestions of friendly baby groups would also be appreciated.
Thanks

WingC Wed 01-Aug-12 10:32:03

I moved to Hitchin with my husband in Jan this year. I have given birth to a baby girl 3 months ago at Lister Hospital. I am keen to meet up with other mum as well. smile

EddiesMummy Thu 02-Aug-12 20:03:34

Hi Rosepose32 and WingC!

My youngest is now 3, so I'm not up to date with the baby classes too much. However, from speaking to friends with little ones, the classes which are popular are:
Hitchin swimming pool - baby classes (I think Mon & Fri mornings) - need to get there early as it is very popular! www.north-herts.gov.uk/index/leisure_and_culture/leisure_and_sports_facilities/hitchin_swimming_centre.htm
Music Train - www.musictrain.co.uk/Class-Herts-Hitchin-01.html - everyone I know with babies, goes to this.
Space2Play - they have lots of baby toys out and it's a popular place for mums to get together for a chat with lots of toys and coffee on hand.
Christchurch runs a large play group (you don't have to be Churchgoing to attend!) christchurchhitchin.org.uk/young/pre-school
Hitchin library has baby rhyme time (which is free) www.hertsdirect.org/services/libraries/childyng/child1/BRT/snhbrt

EddiesMummy Thu 02-Aug-12 20:06:46

Forgot to mention that Space2PLay "toddler time" is during term time only. www.space2play.biz/index.asp

Hope that helps!!

Mrspi Fri 03-Aug-12 13:27:09

Hi! We also know nobody as we moved here a couple of weeks ago from london. Probably have crossed paths wandering round the parks of hitchin! My boy is a bit older though, 14 months. Will defo look into some of those groups for sept!

WingC Mon 06-Aug-12 13:28:56

Hi EddiesMummy,

Thank you for all the information. smile

Rosepose32 Mon 06-Aug-12 22:30:23

Hello
Do you fancy meeting up? Where abouts in hitchin do you live?
Rose :-)

Rosepose32 Mon 06-Aug-12 22:33:21

Thanks eddies mummy, very helpful and will def look into the things you suggested x

HMTScott Sun 12-Aug-12 14:26:05

Hello

Can anyone recommend a good preschool/nursery in Hitchin? We are relocating and have a 2 year old and a one month old. Also are there any areas/roads to avoid when searching for a house? Any recommendations of areas?

Thanks!

EddiesMummy Mon 13-Aug-12 14:06:29

Hi HMTScott.
There are lots of good nurseries but you will probably find some you love and some you hate. The most popular nursery in Hitchin is Highbury Lodge but it has a massive waiting list. The nursery I use is Toadhall (have done for a few years now) which is expanding. Best thing is to view them all and you will find one that feels right for you. I guess it will also depend on where you move to...
Area wise, that's a tricky thing to talk about without potentially offending people. If you want to more info, send me a private message and I can try and help further. smile

pickledonionuk Thu 20-Sep-12 18:26:25

Hello there I am looking for a babysitter to look after my two children at my home between 5.30 and 12 on 28 September.

I live on Clothall common in Baldock.

Please help!

Do you know anyone who could help?

Text or call Marie
07580081178

VeryHappyMummyOf2 Thu 20-Sep-12 22:00:10

Have sent you a message. Hope you manage to find someone!

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now