Hertfordshire County Council has launched a new directory of public buildings across the area which people can visit to stay warm as the temperatures drop.
Libraries – including Croxley Green Library – family centres and community spaces will be open for residents to stay safe and warm amid the current cost-of-living crisis.
Many will also be running additional activities to provide people with the opportunity to meet others and take part in events such as slipper swaps for older people and activities for families with young children.
To support this initiative, £100,000 worth of funding will be made available to local community groups, with grants of up to £2,000 to help them provide welcoming indoor spaces this winter.
The funding can be used to cover energy bills, staff costs and venue hire as well as other relevant costs such as transport to the venue. The grant scheme is run by Hertfordshire Community Foundation.
To view the directory, visit www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/adult-social-services/news-and-campaigns/warm-spaces.aspx