Councillor Jean Lammiman, who represents Hatch End for the Harrow Council, has recently celebrated 25 years in the job alongside two colleagues who have achieved the same feat.
As reported in March’s PinnerNews edition, the council held a celebration party for Jean, cllr Chris Mote and cllr Phillip O’Dell.
The Hatch End representative, who was first elected in 1994 and also served as the borough’s mayor in 2007-2008, was delighted that the whole community could celebrate their achievements.
Speaking to PinnerNews, she said: “It wasn’t all about us, we wanted to invite the whole community and people that we worked with over the years.
“Since I was elected, both Hatch End and Pinner have become a much more popular destination place, with night-time economy improving.
“Developing the Arts Centre to what it is now has been a particularly great achievement, which required a lot of effort.”
Before Jean, who lives in Pinner, was elected as councillor, she was asked to stand on numerous occasions. She continued: “Unusually, I was asked to stand, which was nice. Hatch End is where my parents lived, and I’m so glad I did decide to do it eventually.
“It’s an extremely rewarding role, I have the opportunity to help so many people and I’m really proud of the diversity that the area now has.”