Garston, Hertfordshire

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Garston is a village in Hertfordshire, England, more or less contiguous with Watford and now, despite retaining a local identity, is effectively a suburb. It is within the Stanborough, Woodside and Meriden wards of Watford borough, although a small number of its streets are within Hertsmere borough.

Watford's main out-of-town leisure park, Woodside Leisure Park, is in Garston on the A405 Kingsway road. It features a Vue cinema, Hollywood Bowl 10-pin bowling lane, two restaurants -- Chiquito, Frankie & Benny's and Gambado's an indoor children activity centre.

Garston is home to the British Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, and the West Herts Crematorium at Garston is the principal facility for non-burial funerals in the West Hertfordshire area, serving Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead.

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) is on Bucknalls Lane, Garston, just on the border with Bricket Wood.

Stanborough Motors has been located on the corner of St Albans Road & Sheepcot Lane since 1961. Now trading as watfordvans.com, it has become one of the largest independent commercial vehicle dealerships in London and the south of England, holding over 200 vehicles in stock.

Garston is home to several large secondary schools serving the broader Watford area. The largest of these are St. Michael's Catholic High School, Parmiter's School and Francis Combe Academy.

Churches of several denominations serve the Garston area. All Saints serves the Anglican populace and Our Lady and St. Michael serve the Roman Catholic population. The church of the Nazarene on Woodside serves the watford area with one of the countries' largest Nazarene churches.

It also has its own railway station, as well as an Arriva bus garage.

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