The streets of Abbots Langley will come alive on Saturday when the village's annual carnival takes place.

Now in its 31st year, the Abbots Langley Carnival will be held at the Manor House Recreation Grounds in Gallows Hill Lane.

Organised by the Watford Lions Club and supported by Abbots Langley Parish Council, it is one of the parish’s most popular events of the year.

Lions Club secretary Cheryl Cochrane said the committee had been making preparations since January.

She said: "Planning has gone really well this year and for the first time we have managed to organise the dog and duck show after a couple of years of trying.

"This is something new that we are looking forward to.

"We are just keeping our fingers crossed for good weather because it has rained on the day for the last few years have been raining. As long as it doesn’t rain, it should be a really good day."

A parade of floats will be judged at 11am before they join bands in the procession from School Mead at 12 noon.

The parade will take in Hazelwood Lane, Popes Road, Trowley Rise and Tibbs Hill before it ends in the High Street between 12:45pm and 1pm.

Attractions include a dance display by local groups Majorettes, marching band, a five a-side football competition, a dog show, dog agility display, clowns, Punch and Judy, bouncy castles, climbing wall, trampoline, go-karts, shooting, plate smashing and a fun fair.

Visitors can also look forward to 60 stalls which open at 12pm, a food court for the very first time and the main attraction being the Dog and Duck show.

Residents can also look forward to the chance to enter their pampered pooch into the Dog Show at 12pm, with prizes for the bushiest tail and cutest eyes.

The Carnival Queen has also been named 10-year-old Nicole McKerrow.

The carnival is free and will close at 4pm, with the fun fair continuing through the evening.

All monies raised at the carnival will go towards local charities and good causes, including Demand, a charity dedicated to designing bespoke equipment for people with disabilities, the Henderson Hub project, The Abbots Langley Community Centre fund for a new stage and an orangery in Bedmond Village School.

M. K. Ginder & Sons Funeral Directors are sponsoring the carnival for the seventh year running.