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Vision for future athletics track and sports pavilion


We’re inviting you to give your views on a proposed new athletics track and sports pavilion at Cupid Green playing fields, Grovehill.

We’re in the very early stages of scoping a project to improve the athletics offering by delivering a new, fully accessible, high-quality athletics track and sports pavilion for the community and sports clubs in Dacorum. Once the new facility is operational, the aging facility at Jarman Park will be closed.

The sports pavilion will have around 200 seats for spectators, and will be situated at the finishing line. Inside, there will be two large changing rooms, both male and female toilets as well as a club room, kitchen and ample storage for equipment.

If located at Cupid Green playing fields, the athletics track would be next to the cycle hub, adventure playground, tennis courts and football pitches. This means there is an opportunity to create a high-profile ‘sports hub’ within the area.

The proposed site is situated near four schools, all of which will benefit from the use of the facility.

Cllr Neil Harden, Portfolio Holder for Community and Regulatory Services, said: “This is an exciting project for Dacorum as it gives us an opportunity to relocate the athletics track and improve the facilities.

“We want to create an inspiring and welcoming venue that supports residents to get active, stay active and achieve more.

“I would urge everyone to complete the survey so we can fully appraise the benefits of locating this new facility in this area.”

Paper copies of the consultation documents are available at the Borough Council's offices in Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and Tring during normal opening hours.

The survey can be viewed on our current consultation page.

Closing date for all responses is 5pm on Friday 17 August 2018.

This process will include an online survey, consultation meetings at the site and detailed interviews with key stakeholders, including the Highways Authority and Sport England.

Following consultation with residents and stakeholders, a report will go to Cabinet later this year with a final recommendation for the location of the new athletics track.