Money to improve security fencing has been secured by residents in Hertfordshire.

According to the Mercury, people living in Broxbourne contacted their local authority about using money from its neighbourhood improvement budgets to fix broken fencing.

And thanks to their enquiry, £1,800 was secured to develop several problem areas in the borough.

The newspaper reports that a footpath with broken and missing security fencing panels has been replaced with "hard wearing" fencing, at a cost of £899.

Fencing was also improved a small park in the borough, costing £495, while fencing damaged by people using a path as a short cut has been repaired at a cost of £475.

The community initiative in Sussex has benefited from a cash grant that will help it install bollards.

Earlier this month, a community initiative in East Grinstead received £1,500 from its local council to replace scaffolding with security bollards.

The group said it hoped to improve the look of the town's streets.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800161086-ADNFCR