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Have your say on sporting vision for the future

 Published on: 10th July 2018   |   By: Tim Green   |   Category: Uncategorized

Residents are being invited to give their views on a proposed new athletics track and sports pavilion in Hemel Hempstead.

Dacorum Borough Council is in the very early stages of scoping a project to improve the athletics offering by delivering a new, fully accessible, high quality athletics track and sports pavilion for the community at Cupid Green playing fields, Grovehill. Once the new facility is operational, the ageing facility at Jarman Park will be closed.

The sports pavilion will have around 200 seats for spectators situated at the finishing line. Inside there will be two large changing rooms, both male and female toilets as well as a club room, kitchen and ample storage for equipment.

If located at the Cupid Green playing fields, the athletics track would be located next to the cycle hub, adventure playground, tennis courts and football pitches. This means there is an opportunity to create a high profile ‘sports hub’ within the area.

The proposed site is situated near four schools, all of which will benefit from the use of the facility.

Councillor Neil Harden, portfolio holder for community and regulatory services, said: “This is an exciting project for Dacorum as it gives us an opportunity to relocate the athletics track and improve the facilities.

“We want to create an inspiring and welcoming venue that supports residents to get active, stay active and achieve more.

“I would urge everyone to complete the survey so we can fully appraise the benefits of locating this new facility in this area.”

Paper copies of the consultation documents are available at the borough council’s offices in Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and Tring during normal opening hours.

The consultation can be viewed online at

Closing date for all responses is 5pm on Friday, August 17.

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