A sports programme was named community project of the year.

Watford Borough Council's Watford Get Active programme was named community project of the year in the Hertfordshire Service to Sport Awards.

The programme, which received thousands in funding from Sport England and other organisations, offers free or low-cost fitness activities in and around Watford's Central ward, covering everything from yoga to skateboarding.

Get Active has had more than 46,490 recorded attendances and helped more than 3,900 at its event.

Cllr Karen Collett, whose responsibilities include overseeing the council’s community events, said: "We’re delighted to have been recognised in the Hertfordshire Service to Sport Awards.

"Watford Get Active is a fantastic community project. We have got so many people out and about exercising, enjoying a new activity, making new friends and improving their health.

"We hope that people can take inspiration from this project and look after their wellbeing for many years to come!"

Other winners included football club Everett Rovers FC for their contribution to disability sport, Mark Collins, who established the club’s all-inclusive offering to people of a range of abilities, and Lucy Lawrence, who teaches netball through Watford Get Active, was named third in the female community coach of the year category.

Cassiobury Parkrun director Sharon Davison also won the Herts Sports Partnership Directors Award.

The awards are organised each year by the Herts Sports Partnership and were handed out at the University of Hertfordshire, hosted by Sky Sports F1 commentator David Croft.