New trees and bushes have been planted in Borehamwood's town centre as part of celebrations of 100 years of film-making in the town.

Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council helped to fund the tidy up of Central Place, after the planters had been left with only a few dead laurel trees remaining.

The First Impressions project team said they remembered how new planting had helped transform the railway station and suggested the make-over in Central Place would be a good new centenary project.

With the assistance of local volunteers, the planters have now been given a fresh splash of colour.

Youth Council chairman Darcy Elliman and five youth councillors added the finishing touches to the planters, planting seven rose bushes to the other new plants.

Darcy said: “We helped plant daffodil bulbs at the railway station last November so we knew what to expect, but the fine spring weather was a real bonus.”

Cllr Farida Turner, chairman of the town council’s environment and planning committee, added: "This is a perfect example of how co-operation between different organisations can benefit us all! I know I speak on behalf of the whole town when I thank the Youth Council for all their hard work which they undertook with such good humour and grace."