Doors to the Leavesden HIVE were officially opened earlier this month at the annual Carols in the Park event.
The ribbon cutting ceremony took place on December 12 by leader of the council, Sara Bedford and councillor Stephen Giles-Medhurst.
Leavesden HIVE (Heritage, Information, Volunteers, Education) is already hosting a wide variety of community, Heritage and wildlife activities.
The eco-friendly building, with a modular construction creates opportunities for outdoor learning and environmental citizenship. It features a six leaf bi-fold door system with a contravision ‘wrap’ image of the park in spring, allowing one side of the building to be fully open providing easy, outdoor access for learning within the park. It also boasts a covered canopy area, which will provide shelter for outdoor use in all weathers.
Leavesden HIVE will provide a home for a wide range of nature activities for the community and educational activities for schools, a meeting point for the ‘Friends of’ Leavesden Country Park and local historical societies and a focal point for the heritage and wildlife activities throughout the year.
Sara Bedford, Leader of the Council, added: “It’s been great working with so many partners to celebrate the heritage that is so important to the local community. Everyone is invited to come along to learn more about the wildlife and heritage of the park by taking part in the fantastic activities on offer to explore, discover and learn.”
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