The first of two 'super' playgrounds in Watford is now open - thanks to £1.4million investment by the council.
Queen's Birthday Honours
Hertfordshire's Chief Fire Officer's among those who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Roy Wilsher (right) has been awarded the Queen's Fire Service Medal. He already has an OBE.
Others from Hertfordshire to be recognised include Angela Cox from Watford, who has been given a British Empire Medal for her voluntary work helping people with breast cancer in Hertfordshire.
Andrew Egerton-Smith, who founded the East Anglian Air Ambulance, is appointed OBE.
Below is the full list of honours for Hertfordshire
ORDER OF THE BATH
Mrs Elizabeth Anne Finlay Gardiner. Parliamentary Counsel, Cabinet Office. For services to the preparation of legislation. (Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire)
Arthur Leonard Jack Bate. Disability Adviser, Hertfordshire Council. For services to People with Disabilities in Hertfordshire. (Stevenage, Hertfordshire)
Mrs Rachel Catherine Christie Below. Finance Business Change Lead, Home Office. For services to Government Financial Management. (Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire)
Robin Ian Wilson Fell. Principal Doorkeeper, House of Commons. For services to Parliament. (New Barnet, Hertfordshire)
Alan Glennie. Deputy Departmental Records Officer, Cabinet Office. For services to the Cabinet Office and Public Records Management. (Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire)
Dorab Erach Mistry. Vice-Chair, Inter-Faith Network UK. For services to the Zoroastrian community and to Inter-Faith Relations in the UK. (Hertfordshire)
Professor Christopher Michael Wathes. Formerly chairman, Farm Animal Welfare Committee. For services to Animal Welfare. (Hatfield, Hertfordshire)
Bryn Aldridge. For services to the City of London Corporation and to Delivery of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. (Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire)
Mrs Gillian Rosamond Balen. For services to Health and to the community in West Hertfordshire. (Radlett, Hertfordshire)
Mrs Susan Mary Edney. Foster Carer, Hertfordshire County Council. For services to Children and Families. (Stevenage, Hertfordshire)
Henry William Hadaway. Founder, Henry Hadaway Organisation. For services to the Creative Industries. (Broxbourne, Hertfordshire)
John Ford Steeps Northcott. Chief executive and Board Trustee, Northcott Foundation. For voluntary services to charitable giving in Hertfordshire and South London. (Hatfield, Hertfordshire)
Dr Mary Clemitson Pattinson Groves Rowe. For services to the community in St. Albans, Hertfordshire and to charity in Sierra Leone.
Christopher Gilbert Sneath. Chairman, Watersafe. For services to the Plumbing and Heating Industry. (Hatfield, Hertfordshire)
Peter Ernest Waghorn. Chair, Welwyn Wheelers Cycling Club. For services to Cycling and Sailing in the South East. (Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire)
Andrew Paul Wright. Higher Executive Officer, Ministry of Defence. For services to the Armed Forces. (Kings Langley, Hertfordshire)
Mrs Jennifer Butler. Formerly Teaching assistant, Richard Whittington Primary School, Bishops Stortford. For services to Education in Hertfordshire. (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire)
Mrs Angela Marilyn Cox. For voluntary service to people affected by Breast Cancer in Hertfordshire. (Watford, Hertfordshire)
Peter Edward Desborough. Finance Officer, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. For services to Regional Economic Policy and to the community in Hertfordshire. (Hitchin, Hertfordshire)
Miss Pamela Vera Eldridge. Independent Member on Fostering Panels, Hertfordshire Social Services. For services to Children and Families. (Hertfordshire)
John Robert Elliott. For services to Young People and to the community in South Oxhey, Hertfordshire. (Watford, Hertfordshire)
Miss Pamela Farley. Founder and Chair, St. Albans Woodland Trust Support Group. For services to the community in Hertfordshire. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)
Mrs Patricia Ann Hamilton. For services to the communities in Anstey, Meesden and Brent Pelham, Hertfordshire. (Buntingford, Hertfordshire)
Andrew Wright. School Police Officer and Project Leader, Nowt2do Scheme. For services to Children and Young People in Greater Manchester. (Kings Langley, Hertfordshire)
QUEEN'S FIRE SERVICE MEDAL
Roy Andrew Wilsher, OBE. Chief Fire Officer, Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service.
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