An art competition has launched as part of a project to regenerate the River Colne.

The Watford community is being asked to get creative for an exhibition about the river to be held at Watford Museum.

Submissions could include a sketch of passers-by along the riverbank, digital artwork of the river and its surrounding landscape, or a sculpture of river wildlife such as a heron or vole.

Artwork can be created in any form or style, as long as it relates to the river and its surroundings.

The competition is being run by Watford Borough Council in partnership with charity Groundwork East and coincides with a restoration of the Colne which is set to take place over the next ten years.

The council says 'Rediscovering the River Colne' will improve the Colne and its’ green corridor for local people and wildlife.

All competition entries will be displayed at the museum throughout February 2022, alongside a display about the history of the River Colne.

For your work to be displayed, it must be framed or ready to hang, and given only to the Watford Museum on either January 26 or 29.

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Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said "The River Colne is one of Watford’s treasures, and we’re so excited to see this reflected in the beautiful art that will hang in Watford Museum early next year.

"Not only that, but with the coming improvements over the next 10 years through the Rediscovering the River Colne project, we’ll help to ensure that the river continues to be a haven for both people and wildlife for many years to come.”

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