Access to parking will be easier for Christie Road residents after Stevenage Borough Council received a grant of £350.

The grant has been awarded from Robin Parker’s (Chells) Locality Budget to construct two tarmac footpaths adjacent to a parking bay in Christie Road.

Cllr Parker said: “The new paving will ensure the road’s less mobile residents have a firm footing when getting in and out of their cars.”

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