Funds to include Xmas lights

Kevin Snow07th October 2009

Nearly £9,000 of community and leisure grants have now been agreed.  Groups receiving the money include a charity supporting people with learning difficulties, an Abbots Langley youth project, a South Oxhey crafts project, a bowls club and Three Rivers Museum.

Rickmansworth Bowls ClubSouth Oxhey & Carpenders Park Messy Church receives £1,000.

The project runs arts and crafts for families and is run by several churches from different denominations.

Messy Church group secretary, Jennifer Board, said:  

"This money will secure the future for us for many, many months. We can run crafts and share meals which is fantastic."

Additional funding of £1,000 for new energy-saving Christmas lights in Rickmansworth has also been agreed.

Abstract image of Christmas lights Nina Hosking, Chair of Rickmansworth Chamber of Commerce, said:


"We have had some fantastic contributions from the District and County Councils, Friends of Watersmeet, Rickmansworth Residents' Association, Waitrose as well as generous public donations.

"We now have nearly £4,000 and we are heading for £6,000 - we appreciate any extra support and sponsorship that people and businesses can give to meet our target for the Christmas lights."

The other grant recipients are: Abbots Langley Youth Project £3,150; Rickmansworth Bowls Club £640; Watford Mencap £3,465; Three Rivers Museum Trust £500.

Contact Rickmansworth Chamber of Commerce.

The funding was agreed at Executive Committee on Monday 5 October 2009.


The Christmas lights funding came from money provided to the Council through Section 106 agreements. Section 106 agreements can be used to support the provision of services and infrastructure, such as highways, recreational facilities, education, health and affordable housing and may be made as part of planning permission.