Grants have been awarded to fund community projects which support good causes in the county.

County councillors in Hertfordshire work closely with people in their community to identify issues and have £10,000 a year each to spend on worthwhile projects.

Cllr Nigel Bell, who represents West Watford, has supported the Original 291Club Variety Show and talent competition and showcase at Watford Palace Theatre.

The Windrush event received £400 from Cllr Bell and will be performed at the theatre on July 6 and July 12.

He has also awarded £800 to West Herts Cricket Club to help towards the provision of a bouncy castle, face painting, music and dance for a family fun day along with a qualified coach to run cricket activities.

Meanwhile, Cllr Sue Featherstone awarded £250 to Bricket Wood Resident Association to purchase litter picking equipment for their 30 volunteers.

Cllr Featherstone said: “I am keen to support residents association in their continued work to improve the litter situation in the village."

She also awarded £1,000 to St. Stephen Parish Council towards the costs of arts and crafts material for young people.

She added: “I am happy to help the young persons, by donating money to purchase arts and craft materials; so they can exhibit and compete in the St Stephen’s Art Festival 2019.”

Since 2009 the council’s locality budget scheme has funded thousands of community projects.