A dedicated councillor Chris Mote from Pinner has been praised recently for hitting 25 years at the Harrow Council.
Cllr Mote, who has lived in Pinner since the day he was born, currently represents the Pinner South ward as the adults and older people shadow portfolio holder but has previously been the leader of the council and deputy mayor.
Speaking to PinnerNews, he said: “Serving the community has been wonderful, of course it’s had its ups and downs but having been leader and deputy mayor during my time, I have to say it’s been brilliant.
“I’m born and bred from Pinner and have lived in the house I’m at now for 35 years, so it’s been fantastic to represent my community.”
The council invited people from the community to take part in the party to celebrate cllr Mote’s achievement, as well as two others who have reached the landmark.
He also received a ceremonial vellum scroll to pay tribute to the effort he has put in over the years.
He said: “Everyone really enjoyed the party; our job is to serve the community, so it felt right for the council to invite people from the area to come along.
“Pinner has changed a lot during the time I’ve been working as a councillor, it’s gone from being a quiet village to a busy and vibrant town.”
Despite reaching 25 years, cllr Mote has no intentions of stopping any time soon.
“I think I’ve got the experience now to continue doing what I do, the elections aren’t too far away and providing I stay fit and healthy, I’d love to remain a part of the council.