Merry Chrtismas and welcome to our review of the year looking back at the news across Borehamwood and Elstree.

Each day, we will turn back the clocks to each and every month of the year picking out the stories that meant so much to the people of the town as well as those which raised debate.

With the good and the bad. we begin our journey through 2018 in January.


It was a wonderful and very happy near year for one man in Borehamwood - the leader of Hertsmere Borough Council!

Cllr Morris Bright received an MBE in the New Year's Honours list for his services to local government. Cllr Bright described the honour as "humbling" and he was presented with his MBE by HRH the Prince of Wales in March.

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Meanwhile, January saw the only by-election in Hertsmere this year and it turned out to be a good result for the Labour party. Initially a Tory, Rebecca Butler saw off competition to take the vacant Cowley Hill seat where she joins her husband, Richard Butler.

January saw the first of two marches against a waste site in Elstree, Reviva. Campaigners have been protesting against Reviva all year because they say the composting site is causing a "terrible stench" and posing a "health risk". More than 100 people marched through the middle of Elstree led by Elsa Reyes.

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And finally, Big Brother has been one of Borehamwood's own for many many years and this year, its sister show, Bit on the Side invited Borehamwood and Elstree's very own mayor and mayoress onto the celebrity version of the show.

Eric Silver and his wife, Evelyn, whose terms as mayor and mayoress have since come to an end gave presenters Emma Willis and Rylan Clark a special town plaque to show how delighted Borehamwood was to host a show like Big Brother, even if the programme appears to have come to an end.

Emma certainly couldn't hide her joy at receiving the gift.

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Join us next time where we look back at February.