A councillor is recovering at home following treatment for a "slight" bleed on the brain.

Seamus Quilty, who serves residents in Bushey, recently received care in hospital, the leader of Hertsmere Borough Council announced in a full council meeting last night.

In his leaders' report, Cllr Morris Bright gave his best wishes to his colleague Cllr Quilty and updated members of the council on his condition.

He said: "I bring good wishes to members from Cllr Seamus Quilty.

"Seamus recently suffered a slight bleed on the brain. Thankfully he got to hospital quickly and received expert care from the NHS team at Watford hospital and they caught it early.

"He is speaking well though he has one or two mobility issues at this time and he can only do meetings in short bursts. He was driven to the Executive meeting a fortnight ago by Cllr Paul Morris but he's not quite ready for a three hour full council meeting yet."

Cllr Quilty, who has been a Conservative borough councillor in Hertsmere since 1999 and is portfolio holder for the environment, is currently taking some time away from his council duties.

He is also a county councillor and was recently selected as the new chairman of Hertfordshire County Council.

Cllr Bright added: "Seamus is recovering well, I know he's watching the meeting tonight. He's having physio and we hope to see him back in the chamber after the summer.

"He asked me to offer everybody thanks for their kind messages and I know that we wish him a speedy recovery too."

The leader of the Hertsmere Labour group, Jeremy Newmark, and the leader of the Liberal Democrats, Jerry Evans, gave their best wishes to Cllr Quilty at the meeting.