Mayor of Dacorum opens new leisure hub in Hemel Hempstead

The venue will also be available for community hire

Friday, 28th August 2020, 3:37 pm
Updated Friday, 28th August 2020, 3:40 pm

A new leisure facility run in partnership with Dacorum Borough Council and local multi–activity organisation, Apex in the Community, is now open in Hemel Hempstead.

Mayor of Dacorum, councillor Terry Douris, opened the Active Dacorum Hub, located at Cupid Green Playing Fields, on Friday, August 21.

The building, previously known as the Cycle Hub, has been redeveloped and now offers additional facilities and space to accommodate a wide range of leisure and cultural activities.

Dacorum Mayor opens active hub in Hemel Hempstead

As part of the Hub launch and Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020, a Virtual Wellness Festival was held on Sunday, August 23.

The online event showcased the Hub with a variety of health and creative wellbeing activities delivered by local facilitators and filmed at Hub.

The activity videos which include family yoga, boxing fitness, dance, art, mindfulness and more, are still available to view on Dacorum Borough Council’s YouTube channel.Councillor Julie Banks, portfolio holder for Community and Regulatory Services and Member Champion for Hertfordshire Year of Culture said: “What a fantastic idea and way for Dacorum residents to get involved in online activities and to see the new Active Dacorum Hub.

"It is great to see the range of organisations coming together to work with us in partnership to put on such an event for the community.

Dacorum Mayor opens Active Hub

"A special thanks to APEX in the Community for their investment and collaborative work with us to get the Active Dacorum Hub open.”

The Active Dacorum Hub has a mirrored studio space for clubs, classes and workshops, a small gym run by Viking Circle Fitness and a café area with nutritious refreshments served by the Cake Shack.

The venue will be available for community hire and aims to become a vibrant and welcoming space for all.