Thank you for taking the time to visit this website and to find out more about the role of Independent Chair to the Hemel Place Board. This is a very important, new and exciting role and I look forward to working closely with the successful candidate to shape successful partnership working in Hemel Hempstead.
At Dacorum we are intent on improving our places and tackling climate change. The Council recognises that it has an important leadership role to play in co-ordinating efforts and activities to improve Hemel Hempstead as a place, but we cannot do this alone.
The Hemel Place Board is a partnership of key stakeholders from the public, private and third sectors which have a strong presence in Hemel Hempstead and are key to the future success of the town. The Chair will help us to work collaboratively to combine our different strengths for the benefit of our community and Hemel as a place.
We have a fantastic opportunity to grow our enterprise and commercial offer and to create a new residential quarters in Hemel. In addition, Hemel Garden Communities will help to transform Hemel through the provision of over 11,000 sustainable new homes and 10,000 jobs and we need to make the most of this opportunity. The town centre must be developed and repurposed, reflecting changes in shopping habits and the pandemic legacy, and there is a wonderful chance to create shared work space, studios and offices which will bring business into town. We also want to provide more reasons for people to visit Hemel and our arts and culture offer is high on our agenda.
Hemel is a green and sustainable place and we want this to be at the heart of our future plans. Given that people want more affordable, non-city dependent work options where accessibility to countryside, as well as London is possible, Hemel Hempstead is in a great position to be the place for business and commerce as well as sustainable living.
All we need now is someone who can help us work together to get there!
I wish you the best of luck in your application.
Claire Hamilton (Chief Executive)