The new chairman of Abbots Langley Parish Council said she is honoured to have been chosen for the role.
Brenda Kersey took over from Elizabeth Burns at a meeting last month and said she will be trying to maintain what’s best for the people of Abbots Langley.
She said: “I’ll be trying to maintain what’s best for the people of Abbots Langley. I like the fact that we have beautiful open spaces and magnificent trees which are expensive to maintain but we do so so that they can remain beautiful and enjoyed.
“I was also the chairman of finance and administration for four years – councillors finances are important to me and I will be making sure everybody’s money spent wisely. Pre-retirement I was in public housing and I am concerned about the lack of affordable housing for people in the area.
“I am also in the neighbourhood planning group, made up of councillors and members of the public and I am interested in the impact of planning on the area. There big changes coming in terms of government and their view of changes in green belt policy”
Cllr Kersey said she is looking forward to representing the parish council at a number of events and functions across the area.
She said: “I went to the Scouts AGM recently which was really interesting. It was nice to meet local people hear and hear what local organisations are doing.”
Finally she paid tribute to outgoing chairman Liz Burns.
Cllr Kersey said: “Liz was without doubt the most active chairman we have ever had. She has a wonderful way with people and I look forward to learning from her”