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This week for our Town Focus, we went to Hemel Hempstead. Hemel is a town we remember from our childhood. For those of you familiar with Hemel, you might remember the once bursting Jarman Park (Leisure World), it really was a children’s heaven.

Now, years later we decided to visit Hemel again for our blog and we were pleasantly surprised! Hemel has a ‘new’ town and an ‘old’ town streets away from each other, so you really do get the best of both worlds. The new town is the business hub, with modern developments and chain stores and the old town has quaint village features, with cobbled pavements and family-owned restaurants and cafes. Also, Hemel still has some fantastic green areas for when you want escape the concrete jungle.

Hemel is a great place for business, it has the people and it’s a great location, forming part of the Greater London urban area. Even more impressive, it’s up and coming! The Dacorum Borough Council is investing £30 million into Hemel as part of the Hemel Evolution regeneration programme. So, don’t overlook Hemel Hempstead.

Have a conversation with a few of our #HertsHour businesses in Hemel Hempstead:

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