A Hertfordshire organisation is bidding for more than £30 million from a Government fund to improve the rail and road network around Watford.

The Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership has applied for more than £12 million to help complete the Croxley Rail Link scheme and £11 million for road improvements between Watford and Hemel Hempstead.

The partnership, which comprises of businesses, academics, and local politicians, has applied to a new £2 billion Government fund for economically beneficial projects.

John Gourd, chairman of Hertfordshire LEP, said: "We are delighted to announce our plans for Hertfordshire - the county has world class businesses and world class people, and we will deliver the transport, homes and skills we need to keep growing. It’s been great to have so much support from local businesses, politicians and residents, and we plan to keep working together to make sure that Hertfordshire continues to be a great place to live, work and do business".