Three hardworking sisters who “sum up” Watford’s strong sense of community have been commended following their retirement.
The sisters, Asmita, Daxa and Jay Gandecha, had worked in the Londis convenience store on Queen’s Road, Watford, since 1981 and have become extremely well known to residents over the years.
They would often go out of their way to check on their elderly customers and always made time to listen to the community.
As a result, they were often very well-informed of local happenings and became a useful resource of information for local councillors and even police.
They also helped establish and provided support to the Queen’s Road Action Group which played a key role in regenerating Queen’s Road.
Following their retirement last month, the sisters were treated to afternoon tea at the Town Hall with the Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor and local councillors, as well as a send-off party organised by the Queen’s Road Action Group and attended by many of their former customers.
The sisters said: “We’ve loved our time on Queen’s Road, meeting so many different people from all walks of life. It is a really strong community and we’d like to thank all our customers for their kind wishes on our retirement. We’re going to really miss it but are also looking forward to the future.”
Mayor Taylor added: “It was a privilege to pay tribute to Asmita, Daxa and Jay on their retirement. One thing that really strikes me as Mayor of this town is our strong sense of community and these sisters sum that up completely. It was lovely to hear about some of their stories about their time on Queen’s Road and I’m sure there are many people in the town who have met them over the years. I wish them all the best on their retirement.”