The annual Santa sleigh float will continue trekking the streets of Watford this year.

Members of the Watford Rotary Club said they plan to start their annual Christmas Santa Sleigh Ride on December 7.

Club president David Silverstone said the pandemic has prevented members from organising events throughout the year that would usually help to provide funds for a number of charities it supports.

But Mr Silverstone said this year members are “determined to not let the children down”.

This year people have been urged to observe from their doorsteps or from inside. They are also encouraged to donate online.

The sleigh will be towed by a car in order to discourage crowding and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Here is the route for the sleigh:

  • December 7 - Lemonfield Drive, Mutchetts Close, Chichester Way, Cranfield Drive, Bucknalls Lane, Coates Way.
  • December 8 - Cuffley Ave, Codicote Drive, Bovingdon Crescent, Gaddesden Crescent, Garston Lane, Woodhurst Avenue, Fourth Avenue, Second Avenue, Third Avenue.
  • December 10 - Philipers, The Pelhams, Fairfolds, Bowmans Green, York Way, The Gossamers, Turnstones, Westley Ave, Kershall, Mallard Way, Meridan Way, Wigeon Way, Westlea Avenue, Eastlea Avenue.
  • December 11 - Leggetts Wood Avenue, Ashtree Rd, Berry Avenue, Pomeroy Crescent, Cherry Tree Rd, Hazeltree Road, Oakdene Road, Beechwood Rise, Longspring, Bushey Mill Lane, Bushey Mill Crescent, Northfield Gardens.
  • December 14 - Sandringham Road, Balmoral Road, Southfield Avenue, Westfield Avenue, Norfolk Avenue, Munden Grove, Knutsford Avenue, Hibert Avenue.
  • December 15 - Douglas Avenue, Tudor Drive, Bushey Mill Lane, Tudor Avenue, Tudor Walk, Knutsford Avenue, Westfield Avenue, Eastfield Avenue, Tavistock Road, Devon Road, Byron Avenue, Carisbrook Avenue, Devon Road.
  • December 17 - North Approach, Greenwood Drive, Fern Way, Briar Road, Kingswood Rd, Moss Road, Hillingdon Road, Meadow Road, Perivale Gardens, Appletree Walk, Sycamore Close.
  • December 18 - Leavesden Road, Victoria Road, Cecil Street, St Albans Road, Regent Street, Judge Street, Yarmouth Road, Bradshaw Road, Cromer Road, Bruce Grove, Hatfield Road, Salisbury Road.

To donate to the fundraiser go to