Hemel Together partnership creates video to welcome people back to the town centre

The Hemel Together partnership has created a video to welcome customers back to the town centre.

By Holly Patel
Monday, 27th July 2020, 12:28 pm
Updated Monday, 27th July 2020, 12:44 pm

Hemel Hempstead BID, in partnership with Riverside Shopping Centre, The Marlowes Shopping Centre, Dacorum Borough Council and Saunders Markets have created a new Hemel Together video.

The video, which was produced by Big Head Content, is aimed at people who might feel nervous returning to the town centre after lockdown, and would benefit from seeing what the 'new normal' looks like.

Cllr Graham Sutton, portfolio holder Planning and Infrastructure at Dacorum Borough Council, said “We’ve collaborated on this video to reassure shoppers of the measures we have taken to make Hemel Hempstead a safe place to shop.

Naomi Watkins Hemel HempsteadBusiness Improvement District (BID) manager, takes a short journey around the town and talks to the BID PCSO Simon Jackman

"A number of risk assessments and safety measures have been put in place to ensure the town centre can be used safely.­­

“It is our priority to ensure the safety of our residents, visitors and the businesses which operate there, and this is an important step on the road to recovery for the local economy.”

Naomi Watkins Hemel Hempstead Business Improvement District (BID) manager, takes a short journey around the town and talks to the BID PCSO Simon Jackman.

Naomi said: "One of the questions Hemel BID receives most frequently is, 'what is it like to visit Hemel with the new safety measures in place?'.

The Hemel Together partnership have created a video to welcome customers back to the town centre

"We have created this short video to answer that question.

"Most of our businesses in Hemel have reopened now, or are preparing to reopen, and the measures put into place by the Hemel Together partnership and businesses are there for everyone's safety.

"You can still enjoy a coffee, or pick up new clothes for the children, we just all need to work together to keep our distance while doing so."

Both The Marlowes and Riverside have implemented safety measures in their shopping centres.

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Humphrey Mwanza, Marlowes Shopping Centre general manager, said: "This video is a practical insight on what our valued guests should expect on their visit, as they return to Hemel town.

"It also provides the guests with confidence on the safety measures that have been put in place for their benefit, the safety of our community is our highest priority always #hemeltogether."

Ian Welland, Riverside Shopping Centre manager, said: "The video is another aspect of how Hemel Hempstead Town Centre has worked together during this challenging retail period.

"The aim of the video is to show our shoppers how Hemel is prepared and welcomes back shoppers."

The video was produced by Big Head Content, Chris Baker, Content Specialist Big Head Content, said: “It’s great to be supporting the local economy in its recovery. At Big Head Content, we know that producing films such as this really help companies get the message out that they’re back open for business and safe to visit."