Watford residents are set to benefit from a £1.8 million heating system upgrade for 252 flats.

It comes thanks to a portion of the government's £65 million Green Heat Network Fund, which will see flats in six Watford Community Housing blocks get more efficient and affordable low-carbon systems installed.

Lord Callanan, minister for energy efficiency and green finance, said: “By moving these homes from a costly out-of-date gas system to a cutting-edge combination of ground source and air source heat pumps, Watford Community Housing are not only helping their residents but the nation as well.

“Decarbonising our housing stock is important, but these residents will also see an impact on their bills as they benefit from a more efficient and more affordable source for their heating and hot water.”

Watford Community Housing has not confirmed when this work will begin. 

The Green Heat Network Fund is a scheme launched in March 2022 for public, private and third-sector applicants in England and is expected to run until 2025.