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Hemel Hempstead is location, location, location.

It is perfectly placed on the edge of London within around a 30-minute drive or train ride of the capital, benefiting from the road links of the M1, M25 and A41, four mainline rail stations along with easy access to five airports. Hemel Hempstead is a place of significant businesses set within beautiful countryside including the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The town and area offer a fantastic and great value quality of life with attractions for all the family, some great places to live, a variety of employment opportunities, all within an environment to envy; a compelling urban green experience.

Most of all, Hemel Hempstead is a place of opportunity and growth. Having been one of the first New Towns, it is reinventing itself for the 21st century with a Garden Community bringing housing and employment, transformation of the urban centre into a place for living, leisure and work, the potential repurposing of development areas near to the town accompanied by a cultural renaissance. The emphasis will be on animating and activating the place with a focus on people and the use of space not just buildings.

As Hemel Hempstead looks to the future it is doing things differently, being proactive, acting with agility, better connecting its assets, collaborating with places and people, and thinking bigger and wider as a destination; this is a place where the prospects are bright.

Dacorum Borough Council Corporate Plan

The council’s vision is that it will work in partnership to create a borough that enables the communities of Dacorum to thrive and prosper. This overarching ambition is supported by five strategic priorities:

  • A clean, safe and enjoyable environment
  • Building strong and vibrant communities
  • Ensuring economic growth and prosperity
  • Providing good-quality affordable homes, in particular for those most in need
  • Ensuring efficient, effective and modern service delivery
  • Climate and Ecological Emergency

The Council’s Growth and Infrastructure Strategy

This strategy sets out the foundations for how we deal with a rapidly growing community in anticipating change and preparing for it well in advance in ways that ensure we keep a wonderful environment, have the services and facilities that local people need – solving the challenges we’re facing today, while building for tomorrow.

Please click on the link below for more information on our Councilors, Senior Staff Structure and Committee structure at Dacorum Borough Council.