The future’s looking bright for Grovehill

12-473   Business feature on Henry Wells Square, Hemel Hempstead.
12-473 Business feature on Henry Wells Square, Hemel Hempstead.

Grovehill’s post office has been modernised – just as the area prepares for a whole raft of improvements in the coming years.

The Post Office launched its newly modernised post service from Grovehill’s McColls convenience store on Monday, allowing customers to access the full range of mail services as well as make payments and withdraw holiday money.

Henry Wells Square, Grovehill

Henry Wells Square, Grovehill

The positive news for the neighbourhood comes as an ‘issues and options’ consultation document has been posted through doors asking Grovehill residents what else they want to see change.

Suggestions featured in the booklet include the potential to completely redevelop Henry Wells Square – the central hub featuring shops including the Post Office, community and health facilities.

The consultation also asks for residents’ views on the LA1 development plan under Dacorum Borough Council’s core strategy for housing, which could see up to 350 homes built on Marchmont Fields.

The Grovehill Future group has even employed the services of planner and community engagement consultant James Garrett, who said: “This consultation is a multi-faceted thing, it’s so much more than planning. It’s about social and community facilities – a wishlist of what local people would like to see in an ideal world.

“We want to take forward the ideas that work to the next stage. It’s a long process, but this is a really good opportunity to get their voices heard.”

The consultation runs until October 24 and responses can be sent using the freepost envelope included with the leaflet.

For more, visit grovehill
futureproject.co.uk