Hemel Hempstead is some 24 miles north-west of London. It has a population of around 95,000 people and has all amenities. To the north and west of the town lie green fields and woodland, being part of the Chiltern Hills. There is also the 37- acre Long Deans Nature Reserve to enjoy, next to Bunkers Park. The town is linked to the M1 to the east and the M25 to the south. Hemel Hempstead railway station runs a service to London Euston, a journey of 23 minutes. Local schools include Woodfield, rated as Outstanding by Ofsted and the local primary school which is rated as Good. Independent education is offered at Abbot’s Hill school and Lockers Park school. An indoor shopping centre as well as the major supermarkets such as Sainsburys are in the town. A leisure centre, an indoor tennis centre, an athletics track and numerous sports clubs including cricket, football, rugby, basketball and baseball are also available. There are also two 18- hole golf clubs in the area. Major employers with a presence in the town include Amazon, Asos, British Telecom, Du Pont and Bourne Leisure, as well as many others.