Three residents in Watford have been honoured for their "outstanding" efforts to the community during the Covid pandemic.

Georgina Cooper, Catherine Agnihotri, and Bob Haggerty were presented with hampers and certificates by the town's mayor Peter Taylor and chairman of Watford Borough Council, Aga Dychton.

The awards are part of the council’s Watford Unsung Heroes initiative.

Georgina kept her neighbours' spirits high during the first lockdown when she dressed up in a full body dinosaur suit.

Her tours around her Woodside community helped raise £2,500 for personal protective equipment for care homes.

Watford Observer: Georgina Cooper is presented with a hamper by Watford mayor Peter Taylor and council chairman Cllr Aga DychtonGeorgina Cooper is presented with a hamper by Watford mayor Peter Taylor and council chairman Cllr Aga Dychton

Catherine founded and coordinated a volunteer support network in March 2020 covering the whole of Park ward, connecting residents who needed support and keeping them informed as lockdown progressed.

Taxi driver Bob spent lots of his time during the pandemic checking on the elderly and isolated residents in the community and helping them with errands.

Watford Observer: Bob Haggerty receives a hamper from Cllr DychtonBob Haggerty receives a hamper from Cllr DychtonWatford Observer: Catherine Agnihotri kept her neighbours connectedCatherine Agnihotri kept her neighbours connected

Watford mayor Peter Taylor said: "The Unsung Hero Awards provide a great opportunity to say thank you to those who have helped others, no matter how big or small, during these particularly tough times.

"I’ve heard some incredibly inspiring stories across Watford, so I would like to say thank you to everyone who has been helping others and our award winners.

"You really make a difference and our town is so grateful for your kindness."

The council's unsung heroes initiative is ongoing. If you know someone who has gone above and beyond in their local community and you would like to nominate them, email Helen Smith at with the nominee’s name, address and contact details and the reason for their nomination.