A choir gave a spirited open-air performance to mark the start of the festive season and a newly redeveloped station.

The South Oxhey Community Choir gave an outdoor concert to the public complete with mulled wine and mince pies to celebrate the holiday season and the newly opened Station Approach at Carpenders Park.

Led by musical director Simon Wookey, the 30-strong choir performed traditional Christmas carols in the open air while onlookers enjoyed some festive treats.

The developed area around the station, which features new shops and a pavilion, is part of a £150 million South Oxhey Central regeneration scheme transforming an 11-acre area which includes 174 new homes, of which 48 will be affordable.

Mike Woolliscroft, managing director, Partnerships South, (West), Countryside, said: “This was a fantastically festive celebration for the community and a great opportunity for residents to spend time with their neighbours and enjoy the music.

“Events like this play a vital part in furthering community engagement and maintaining the area’s thriving community - South Oxhey certainly has a lot to sing about.”