A local service that provides nursing help for the village has been boosted by a £3,000 grant provided by a county councillor.
Using some of Hertfordshire County Council’s Locality Budget, provided every year to councillors to spend on projects helping the area, councillor Chris Lloyd awarded the money to the Churches in Croxley Green’s parish nursing project.
Parish nursing is an initiative that provides care to people in need regardless of their background or age, taking a holistic approach to give moral support, general health advice, prayer, clarification on medical issues and even just an ear to listen.
This grant will allow the current parish nurse to increase her hours, giving her time to recruit and train volunteers and broaden the scope of what she currently does by developing activities.
Cllr Lloyd said: “The work of the Parish Nurse Project in the Croxley Green has helped the well-being of the community. The needs for these services have increased during Covid.”
Cllr Lloyd also gave a grant of £1,000 to Croxfest, which will help fund the village’s popular musical event for another year. Speaking about his donation, the councillor said: “This is a free Community Music Festival in its 10th Year. I am delighted to be able to support this event.
“I thank all the volunteers and other sponsors who make the festival possible.”