Staff from Hertsmere Borough Council have celebrated the borough's 40 year anniversary.

Nearly 100 council officers - including chief executive Donald Graham and chief officers Glen Wooldrige and Sajida Bijle - were joined by the leader of the council councillor Morris Bright and the Mayor of Hertsmere councillor Carey Keates to mark the occasion yesterday morning.

Donald Graham said: "The borough has changed tremendously in this time and it has been interesting to look back and reflect on what has been achieved. 

"Residents who have lived in the area since 1974 will have seen a huge transition - we have seen major improvements to our infrastructure, parks, museums and leisure services, significant developments in our waste and recycling services and many advances in the way we communicate with our residents.

"The council has always strived to listen to residents and shape services accordingly so we’d like to thank everyone for their input over the years and we hope you continue to give us your views and feedback."