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Borehamwood

Summary

Borehamwood is a lively, commercial town located within Hertfordshire, surrounded by attractive Green Belt countryside, yet just outside of Greater London (only 22 minutes from London's St Pancras International station). Borehamwood is home to the Elstree film studios which is how it got named the 'British Hollywood'. Films such as Moby Dick, Superman, Star Wars and other epics were made in the town. These days, Elstree fim studios are home to the Big Brother House and Who Wants To Be A Millionnaire. Also, the main Studio Complex for BBC is situated only across the road - this is where Eastenders and Holby City are all made. The population is approximately 30,000 and the town is in the Borough of Hertsmere (whose offices are situated in Elstree Way).

Transport

The M1, A1 and M25 are all within easy reach, providing direct access to London and the rest of the UK. A First Capital Connect train service runs to London St Pancras International, St Albans and Luton at regular intervals. A comprehensive bus network provides links to neighbouring areas.

Shopping

The main shopping area is centralised down the main high street, Shenley Road, and features a selection of leading stores such as Savers, main high street banks (National Westminster, Barclays, HSBC) together with a main supermarket (Tesco) plus more traditional retailers. A retail warehouse park, Boulevard 25, is located on the edge of town, which includes large stores such as Next, Marks and Spencers Food Store, Argos, JD Sports, WHSmith, Boots and Carphone Warehouse. There is a range of food retailers ranging from fast food outlets such as McDonalds and KFC, to restaurants including Nandos, Zinco and Divan). There are smaller shopping areas found in Leeming Road and Manor Way.

Leisure

The Venue in Shenley Road is home to Beaumonts fitness centre, health suite, dance studio and 25-metre, eight-lane swimming pool, jacuzzi, spa and numerous aerobic programmes. Such facilities are also found at Virgin Leisuire situated further down Shenley Road in the main high street area. Nearby, the sister Venue is the Hawksmoor Centre in Cowley Hill which includes a fitness suite, squash, badminton and a bar. The A1 Golf Range is also available to keen golfers, plus there is a cinema and bingo centre.

Education

Cowley Hill First School, Winstre Road - 020 8953 2218

Kenilworth First School, Kenilworth Drive - 020 8953 3459

Meryfield First School, Theobald Street - 020 8953 2106

Monksmead First School, Hillside Avenue - 020 8953 3328

Parkside First School, Aycliffe Road - 020 8953 2369

Saffron Green First School, Nicoll Way - 020 8953 3801

St Teresa's Roman Catholic JMI School, Brook Road - 020 8953 3753

Summerswood First School, Furzehill Road - 020 8953 3139

Woodlands First School, Alban Crescent - 020 8953 2717

Hertswood School, Cowley Hill - 020 8238 7200

Yavneh College, Hillside Road- 020 8953 4997

Employment Opportunities

Hertfordshire has a thriving business community, with a work force of approximately 550,000. In September 2000, unemployment stood at 8,700 (1.7% of the workforce compared to the national average of about 4%). The close proximity to London, makes the county popular for commuters working in the City.

Elstree and Borehamwood is a major commercial centre due to its accessible position near to London and boasts large Head Offices to many companies such as Pizza Hut, Pinnacle Insurance and Adecco.

Within the area there are many places of worship (including churches and synagogues). For further information on this subject or any other, please feel free to visit our main office to collect a through guide to the area.

Elstree

Summary

Elstree is a much older settlement than Borehamwood - with history dating back to Roman times. Attractive old houses, cottages and inns of timber frame and brick construction can be found in this quaint little village. Elstree is in the Borough of Hertsmere (whose offices are situated in Elstree Way, Borehamwood).

Transport

The M1, A1 and M25 are all within easy reach, providing direct access to London and the rest of the UK. A comprehensive bus network provides links to neighbouring areas. Elstree also has its own aerodrome - a busy, general aviation airfield. Around 120 aircraft are based at the 70-acre site, which has a 656 metre runway. Many companies are based at the Aerodrome including Cabair Group of Aviation companies who operate over 100 aeroplanes and helicopters (visit this company to treat yourself to a helicopter sightseeing ride over London!). Capital Radio's Flying Eye used this aerodrome.

Shopping

There are only a handful of shops in this small town including a convenience store. However this town is often considered part of Borehamwood where there is a large shopping area.

Leisure

Aldenham Country Park is found in Elstree. The park boasts 175 acres of ground including woodland and open water. The park also features a rare breeds centre, and for children, an adventure playground and Winnie-the-Pooh '100-Acre Wood'. Aldenham Reservoir is central to the park. It was built to assist and regulate water levels in the River Colne, the water is also used for sailing, windsurfing and fishing.

Education

Aldenham School - 01923 858122
Hertsmere Jewish Primary - 020 8953 1340
St Nicholas CE JMI and Nursery, St Nicholas Close - 020 8953 3015
Haberdashers' Aske's Prep School - Butterfly Lane - 020 8266 1700
Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, Aldenham Road - 020 8266 2300
Haberdashers' Aske's School, Butterfly Lane - 020 8266 1700

Employment Opportunities

Hertfordshire has a thriving business community, with a work force of approximately 550,000. In September 2000, unemployment stood at 8,700 (1.7% of the workforce compared to the national average of about 4%). The close proximity to London, makes the county popular for commuters working in the City.

There are several commercial sites in Elstree, the latest site is Centennial Park. There are a variety of companies in these buildings. Close to Aldenham Reservoir is Bio Products Laboratory (part of the National Blood Transfusion Service).

Within the area there are many places of worship (including churches and synagogues). For further information on this subject or any other, please feel free to visit our main office to collect a through guide to the area.

Shenley

Summary

Shenley is a quiet village found between Radlett and Ridge. The population is approximately 2,390 and the town is in the Borough of Hertsmere (whose offices are situated in Elstree Way, Borehamwood).

Transport

The M1, A1 and M25 are all within easy reach, providing direct access to London and the rest of the UK. A comprehensive bus network provides links to neighbouring areas.

Shopping

There are a small number of convenience shops in Shenley as well as several pubs serving food.

Leisure

Shenley Park covers 45 acres of grounds including a walled garden, apple orchard (with over 90 fruit varieites) and wildflower meadow.

Education

Clore Shalom JMI, Shenleybury Farm - 01923 853609
Manor Lodge School - Rectory Lane - 01707 642424
Shenley JMI, London Road - 01923 855864

Employment Opportunities

Hertfordshire has a thriving business community, with a work force of approximately 550,000. In September 2000, unemployment stood at 8,700 (1.7% of the workforce compared to the national average of about 4%). The close proximity to London, makes the county popular for commuters working in the City.

Within the area there are many places of worship (including churches and synagogues). For further information on this subject or any other, please feel free to visit our main office to collect a through guide to the area.

Radlett

Summary

Radlett is a lively, modern urban village and is the ninth richest place in the UK. Origins of Radlett trace back further than the 18th century. Like Borehamwood, Radlett is also on the First Capital Connect rail line and is only 26 minutes from London's Kings Cross. The population is approximately 7,600 and the town is in the Borough of Hertsmere (whose offices are situated in Elstree Way, Borehamwood).

Transport

The M1, A1 and M25 are all within easy reach, providing direct access to London and the rest of the UK. A First Capital Connect train service runs to London King's Cross, St Albans and Luton at regular intervals. A comprehensive bus network provides links to neighbouring areas.

Shopping

There are a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants down the main high street, Watling Street. The Battlers Green Farm shops offer traditional fresh produce together with a selection of arts and crafts. There is a range of food retailers and restaurants including Pizza Express, Spizzico, Prezzo and Tim Table.

Leisure

The Radlett Centre is home to the Parish Council Offices, village library and a community hall (providing theatre and concert facilities, meeting rooms and a bar). Tennis courts can be found along Watling Street, as well as the Radlett Golf Range in Harper Lane and the Porters Park Golf Club on Shenley Hill.

Education

Newberries JMI, Newberries Avenue - 01923 857180
St Johns Infant and Nursery, Gills Hill Lane - 01923 856594
Fair Field JM, Watford Road - 01923 856341
University of Hertfordshire, Aldenham - 01923 857515

Employment Opportunities

Hertfordshire has a thriving business community, with a work force of approximately 550,000. In September 2000, unemployment stood at 8,700 (1.7% of the workforce compared to the national average of about 4%). The close proximity to London, makes the county popular for commuters working in the City.

Within the area there are many places of worship (including churches and synagogues). For further information on this subject or any other, please feel free to visit our main office to collect a through guide to the area.