We have opened the new-look White Lion Square in Hatfield town centre.

The square now boasts a completely revamped centre, with exciting new features including table tennis, children’s play equipment, seating areas and cycle parking.

Funded through a Local Growth Fund contribution from Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the £1.2m transformation will improve the town centre environment and help boost footfall to local shops and businesses.

The revamp marks the completion of the first stage of the council’s wider town centre regeneration, following a major refurbishment programme of shops, flats and offices around the square.

Councillor Duncan Bell, Executive Member for Resources, said: “I am delighted that this phase of Hatfield town centre’s regeneration is complete. White Lion Square is now an inviting community space that will drive footfall to local shops and businesses, and encourage people to spend longer in the town.

“The refurbishment is part of our wider town centre plans to deliver new homes, shops and attractive spaces to secure Hatfield’s future prosperity to 2030 and beyond.”

Adrian Hawkins, Deputy Chair, Hertfordshire LEP, said: “We are delighted to see White Lion Square transformed with a vibrant new look and upgraded public amenities to help boost footfall into the town centre. This is an exciting first step in the wider regeneration of Hatfield, supported by a total £6m Local Growth Fund investment from Hertfordshire LEP, which is set to benefit residents and local businesses for years to come.”