Juniors are all kitted up and raring to go

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Bovingdon Juniors will be able to play football in style next season after being handed a grant to buy a new kit.

Kings Langley county councillor Richard Roberts has allocated the Juniors £330 from his locality budget, meaning next season’s U9 teams will be looking smart when the big kick-off arrives early in September.

“I was delighted to support the purchase of kit for the two teams,” said Mr Roberts.

“I am sure there are plenty of other costs that parents have to shoulder.

“Last year I gave a grant for rain jackets for one of the Bovingdon teams – I see them being worn to school and I’m glad to have helped.

“Good luck to the teams for next season.”

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.

Locality budgets were launched in July 2009, with funding to be used for worthy social, economic or environmental causes in Hertfordshire.

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

Once submitted, applications are reviewed by a local county councillor who will recommend whether the grant should be awarded.

Formal decisions are then made by the council’s chief legal officer.