The end of May turned into misery for commuters after a planned timetable change which was meant to being hundreds more journeys and better connections descended into chaos.

Thameslink dubbed the programme the "biggest transformation since the Victorian times" but detailed planning was to no avail as trains were cancelled and delayed.

In fact, those who managed to get where they wanted on a delayed train were one of the lucky ones.

Passengers using Elstree & Borehamwood were among the worst affected and as May ticked by, there was no end in sight.

Elsewhere, Elstree & Borehamwood welcomed its new mayor and mayoress.

Cllr Victor Eni and his wife Martine stepped into the roles of the outgoing Eric Silver and Evelyn with Cllr Eni describing the appointment as "humbling".

Cllr Eni, who had previously served as deputy mayor, became the town's first ever African mayor. Since taking up the role, he and his wife have visited numerous people and organisations across Borehamwood and Elstree.

While we welcomed Martine, sadly we said goodbye forver to a former mayoress .

Eileen Bowller, who served when her husband Geoffrey was appointed in 1986, died at the age of 93. Mrs Bowller, who lived in Elstree was a keen and important fundraiser with the NSPCC while she was a member of Elstree Tennis Club up until the age of 80.