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Bovingdon & Apsley

APSLEY has become one of the more popular districts of the larger Hertfordshire town of Hemel Hempstead as it continues to attract an overspill from London, thanks largely to its excellent road and rail connections and its easy commutability.

Originally, Apsley developed as a 19th-century mill town because of its strategic location at the confluence of the Gade and Bulbourne rivers in the Chiltern Hills Valley. This made it an ideal base for the papermaking industry that was founded by John Dickinson, Victorian inventor and founder of a new method of continuous papermaking. He purchased the water mill in 1809 and the business continued to expand until the early 20th century.

In the 1950s, Hemel Hempstead was designated a New Town as part of the provision of new residential areas surrounding London. and Apsley became a part of the development.

Today, the former mill sites have largely been developed as mixed residential, business and retail park outlets, integrating the appeal and aesthetic of the canal-side location and focusing on recreational wharf side activities. Easy access to Apsley railway station (London is just 23 miles (37 km) away), and the West Coast Main Line to Euston (London Midland), continue to attract development to this small town.

The Bovingdon & Apsley Local Directory was the seventh magazine to be launched in October 2014 and is distributed to homes in the HP4 postal area which includes:

  • Apsley
  • Bovingdon
  • Flaunden
  • Felden
  • Chipperfield

The Bovingdon and Apsley Local Directory is delivered to over 8,000 homes every month; by advertising in all 13 Local Directory publications your business could reach over 110,000 homes locally!

The Bovingdon and Apsley Local Directory is a gem of information, packed full of products & services mainly from local businesses, as well as interesting articles, informative editorials, events, a cookery page, book review, community page, children’s page, puzzles & essential local information.

Our rates are excellent value and we offer some great packages for long-term advertisers. All directories are published monthly in A5 format. A quarter page ad costs as little as £68 per month (based on 12 months booking in 3 magazines) – in full colour!

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What Our Customers Say

Over the past eight years that we have been advertising with The Local Directory, I have not had the chance to express my gratitude for the hard work and efforts that you and your team have put in to helping us gain a great clientele and become one of the region’s most well-known building companies.

We believe that advertising with you has not only gained Ultimate Construction recognition within our surrounding towns, but has also given the community who receive the magazine a sense of confidence that Ultimate Construction is a company here to stay! Once again many thanks for all you have done and we look forward to continuing our relationship with The Local Directory for many years to come.

AdamOwner, Ultimate Construction

Since we started advertising with The Local Directory, we have received a surprisingly high number of referrals. Our customers are pleased to find us in the Directory and it’s a great guide for local businesses in the area. One of the main reasons we advertise regularly, is that it’s good value for money: its distribution is certified so you know that every household will receive it. It has a great mix of editorial content as well as advertising and is always interesting to read when it arrives each month. Would recommend it as a great medium to increase awareness and sales to any local business.

JessManager, The Love Your Water™ Team

When getting your message out to your audience – the Local Directory is a key player in getting it to those who you want to share it with! I have never been disappointed with the input from the team and communications with Nisha has always gone very smoothly. A very professional, well organised and presented company. Excellent value for money advertising too!

AnnaManager, Wheelhouse Vets

I have been pleasantly surprised by the response I have received by advertising in the Local Directory for the last few months. I was slightly dubious at first but I have had, on average, a couple of good enquiries each week and as a result of this have decided not only to continue my advertising for longer than I had anticipated, but have also put my advertisement into more magazines. To anyone who is unsure I would say give it a go!!’

Barry HolmesOwner, Holmes Garden Services

iFillYa Kitchens & Bathrooms have been using the Local Directory to advertise our company and services for about three years. Originally we advertised in the Amersham Local Directory, but we have been so delighted with the number of enquiries we received from this advertising that we soon expanded into advertising in the Chalfont and then Beaconsfield Local Directories. As a small but expanding family-run business looking to develop our professional reputation in Amersham and the surrounding areas, we have found the Local Directory to be one of our most successful forms of advertising. We also think the Local Directory plays a vital role in informing the local community of small businesses, services and events in their area. Thank you Local Directory!

AntoniaOwner, iFillYa Kitchens & Bathrooms
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