Sporting boost for youngsters thanks to councillor grants

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New goal posts and some new cricket equipment will give youngsters a boost thanks to donations from two county councillors.

Cllr William Wyatt-Lowe has allocated £1,250 from his locality budget to The Hemel Hempstead School to help pay for new goal posts to benefit pupils and the wider community.

Local community football teams train at the school at weekends and evenings during the summer months and the school encourages community use of its facilities.

Meanwhile, cllr Richard Roberts has donated £850 to Bovingdon Cricket Club to help develop the junior team at the club.

The money will be used to buy cricket equipment for the children and help pay for coaches to be trained up.

Cllr Roberts said: “We aren’t going to win the Ashes if we don’t give the juniors a good cricketing start.

“Youngsters joining the club will now be able to get stuck in and build for their future. Come on Bovingdon Cricket Club.”

A total of £10,000 is available to each of the 77 members of Hertfordshire County Council to spend on worthwhile community projects in their area.

For information on how to apply for funding under the scheme, visit www.hertsdirect.org/localitybudgets