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EXCITING PLANS: Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club gains support as it looks to transform future 

 Published on: 2nd July 2020   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

Plans to transform Berkhamsted & Hemel Hempstead Hockey Club have been met with overwhelming support.

The club, based at Cow Roast, want to build an artificial pitch which can be used for multiple sports and includes floodlighting to enable sport to take place in the evenings throughout the year.

The club have played on the site for 110 years and in recent times their players have had to travel as far away as Aylesbury to train because the current inadequacies of the venue.

The club have submitted their plans to Dacorum Borough Council who have received many letters of support for the hockey club’s plans.

That includes several local schools, Berkhamsted Cricket Club, Berkhamsted Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, Dacorum and Tring Athletics Club plus many others.

Howard Wells, chairman of Dacorum Sports Network and Tring FC, said: “There is a dearth of synthetic grass pitches in the area, so I would support wholeheartedly any efforts to redress the imbalance.

“Especially in order to maximise the investment if floodlights were to be included.”

Roger Macklin, club chairman, updated followers on Facebook. He said: “Thank you to all who posted a comment on the planning portal.

“All comments have to be moderated so if your comment is not on public display yet it should be shortly.

“The next phase of our campaign is to continue to generate public support and particularly to bring it to the attention of the Dacorum Borough councillors.”

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