Plans for next stage of Hemel Hempstead Evolution to be displayed in town centre


Dacorum Borough Council will be showcasing its plans to improve the heart of Hemel Hempstead’s shopping area.

The proposed improvements for the pedestrian area of the town include more play facilities for children, better seating, decorative lighting, more trees and a central town square for events and performances.

The recommendations are part of the Hemel Evolution scheme to revitalise the town.

Leader of Dacorum Borough Council Andrew Williams said: “Our aim is to transform the shopping area into a unique place that people will want to visit again and again.”

The plans will be displayed at the Roundhouse Volunteer Centre in Marlowes from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, August 10.

Council staff will be there to discuss the improvements and visitors will have the opportunity to share their views by completing a questionnaire.

There will also be free face-painting for children and a chance for budding artists to join a professional street artist who will be painting a temporary mural on the Roundhouse.

To find out more about the proposals, click here.

Those who can’t attend the event but would still like to give their views on the proposals can fill in a short online questionnaire by clicking here or pick up a paper copy from the reception at the Civic Centre in Hemel Hempstead.

The deadline for feedback is midnight on Sunday, September 22. The council is also planning to restore Hemel Hempstead’s Water Gardens to their original condition with cash from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.

You can comment on the plans by clicking here.

The deadline for feedback on that scheme is Thursday, September 5.