Hemel Hempstead Neighbourhood Centres
Hemel Hempstead has several local neighbourhood
centres which provide valuable services to the local community.
However, the appearance and design of some of these centres need
The Hemel 2020 Vision is to create individual
centres which are attractive and secure, to serve the
community and to attract thriving business and services.
Working with Neighbourhood Action groups, the
vision will deliver the communities' needs, including
lighting, CCTV, planting painting and other physical
Work is already underway at three of Hemel
Hempstead's neighbourhood centres: Rossgate (Gadebridge),
Bellgate and The Heights (Highfield). New bins have been
installed, lighting is being improved and new planters are also due
to be installed.
A further three neighbourhood centres have been
identified for improvements - Queens Square (Adeyfield), Henry
Wells Square (Grovehill) and Bennetts Gate (Bennetts End). Council
officers have met with the community action groups and priorities
have been discussed. As above, these include new bins,
lighting and planters and other requests have included seating
areas and improvements to the paving.
All the centres have requested improved CCTV,
which we are currently looking into. It
is likely that the centres will have CCTV improvements implemented
at the same time. Other areas which are being looked into
include improved recycling facilities, as well as
increased/improved parking areas.
We are also exploring a
Community Payback project in partnership with the Probation
Service. This would allow the areas to be redecorated and
maintained into the future.