New horizons as group moves base to improve service

A group that gives training and careers advice is still offering the services despite closing its town centre base.

Dacorum Horizons was not bringing in enough cash to stay at the shop unit on the ramp in Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead.

It had previously been based at the former post office where visitor numbers had been booming.

Mark Mitchell, chief executive of Community Action Dacorum, which runs the service launched in 2008, said: “There are more efficient ways of providing the services from other locations.

“The reality is that the footfall from the location on the ramp is low and as a result the sales of books and furniture were covering costs such as utilities and volunteer expenses.

“Following the closure we have relocated staff and services to our 48 High Street office. The provision of training and national careers service advice provided from Dacorum Horizons is still continuing to actively support local residents.”

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