The first of two 'super' playgrounds in Watford is now open - thanks to £1.4million investment by the council.
Queen's Birthday Honours
Comedian Armando Iannucci is among those from Hertfordshire who have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours.
The writer (right) - who helped create the TV character Alan Partridge - is made an OBE.
There's an MBE for Luke Donald, 34, who is one of Britain's top golfers and comes from Hemel Hempstead.
Also recognised are a lady who helps blind and visually impaired people in Watford.
Here's the list of Queen's Birthday Honours recipients in Hertfordshire
Peter Birkett. Chief executive, Barnfield College, Luton. For services to Further Education and the Academy Movement.
Professor Janet Maureen Thornton, CBE. Director, European Bioinformatics Institute. For services to Bioinformatics.
Robert Ian Neilson Gordon, DL. Leader, Hertfordshire County Council. For services to Local Government.
Peter Keen, OBE. Special Adviser, UK Sport. For services to Sport.
Mrs Karen Middleton. Chief Health Professions Officer, Department of Health.
Robert Reitemeier. Formerly chief executive, The Children's Society. For services to Children.
Norman Graeme Hylton Bell. For services to the Town and Country Planning Association.
Dr Peter William Bonfield. Chief executive, BRE. For services to Research and Innovation in the Construction Industry.
Miss Lynne Head. Head of Organisational Change Programme, Home Office Science.
Armando Giovanni Iannucci. For services to Broadcasting.
David Nisbet Cheetham. Formerly Diocesan Registrar of St. Albans. For services to Ecclesiastical Law and to charity in Hertfordshire.
Jonathon Hope. Formerly chairman, Kidney Disease Modernisation Initiative. For services to Kidney Disease Patients.
Reginald Law. Neighbourhood Watch Activist. For services to Community Safety in St Albans, Hertfordshire.
Mrs Lesley Lopez. Head, Patient and Public Involvement, Watford General Hospital. For services to the NHS.
Colin McIntyre. County secretary, Hertfordshire Scouts. For services to Young People.
Ms Julie Nicholson. Governor, Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and chief executive, HertsMind Network. For services to Mental Health.
Luke Donald. For services to golf
BEM - British Empire Medal
Terence Downes. For services to Boxing and Charity.
Mrs Susan Jacqueline Harper. For services to Visually Impaired People in Watford, Hertfordshire.
Ernest Lesley Havis. For services to the community and to Charity in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire.
Mrs Jean Brenda Hutton. For services to the community in St. Albans, Hertfordshire.
Colin Leslie Plummer. For services to the community in Sarratt, Hertfordshire.
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