Thousands of pounds raised from last year's annual Kings Langley Carnival have been donated to a number of local causes and charities.

At a glittering ceremony at the Kings Langley Cricket Club on Monday evening, cheques were presented to a number of organisations.

Groups which benefitted from the donations include:

Kings Langley Cubs: £100

South West Herts Narrowboat project: £300

Kings Langley Bowls Club: £200

Kings Langley School: £250

Kings Langley Good Neighbours: £200

Kings Langley Community Choir: £100

All Saints Church: £500

Apsley Scouts: £150

About £500 has also been set aside to purchase £25 shopping vouchers for villagers at Christmas, and a further £500 remains to be given to causes in the area.

Roger Taylor, Mayor of Dacorum, presented cheques to each of the groups.

He said: "The Kings Langley Fair was originally established in medieval times by Royal Charter as an annual event to be run for the good of the community.

“It’s great that the Kings Langley Carnival is carrying on the tradition today".

The event, which has been run by the Watford and Langleys Rotary Club for the past 11 years, has helped raised more than £25,000 to support causes and community groups in Kings Langley.

Peter Clark, Watford and the Langleys Rotary Club President, said: "The carnival is a great event for the village.

“It has given local charities the opportunity to do their own fundraising, and it’s a great day out for the family".

The rotary club also presented village PC Nick Pringle, who is retiring on Sunday, with a gift of a bottle of malt whisky, in recognition of his support for the event over the years.