How’s this for a way to make a splash in Hemel town centre?
The new £231,000 water fountains in the New Town Square will make their public debut next month at a free family fun day organised by Dacorum Borough Council.
The bronze ‘Waterplay’ sculpture is surrounded by 24 ground-level water jets which can fire water up to two metres into the air and are synchronised to music and colour-changing lights.
Make a date for Saturday, July 16, when free entertainment runs from 11am-3.30pm, including children’s games, face painting by Little Beans & Co play cafe, a magic and puppet show - and free ice cream courtesy of Bella Italia.
Local band The Vibe then take over the Rainbow Stage, followed by the first official fountain display at 2pm.
Dacorum Borough Council is currently firming up plans for a splash park in Gadebridge Park, as well as turning The Bury into a local history museum.
The main shopping area’s £4 million regeneration came to an end last November, while the neighbouring £2 million bus interchange opened in December.
For more information visit www.dacorum.gov.uk/hemelevolution