A care home which has been transformed for its residents has been re-opened.

The Radley Care Home in Gregson Court was opened on Saturday by Hertsmere MP Oliver Dowden.

Residents, new staff and councillors attended the event and were shown the renovated premises.

The establishment, formerly run by the Aldwyck Housing Group has been taken over by B and M Care who wanted to mark their identity in the area.

The company have been running care homes in Hertfordshire for more than 40 years, and do not usually take over existing premises.

Mr Dowden said: “This was a lovely event and I was very happy to be invited to open this home. I particularly enjoyed travelling in the wonderful vintage car that was there for the day. If only I could travel in that style all the time.

“It was good to chat with many of the residents. Most are Borehamwood born and bred so it’s great that they’re able to stay in the same place they’ve grown up in when they need care.

“It’s so important we treat people with care and dignity in old age and I hope that this care home will be able to do just that.”

They site was previously called Celia Johnson Court, and there was a stir earlier in the year when the name was changed to the Radley Care Home.

The business changed the name to make their mark on the premises, and had chosen the new name to try and be in-keeping with the area after using a council-funded website.

They used a county council website which stated that the MGM Studios (where the care home now is) was located between Potters Lane and Radley Lane, instead of Rowley Lane which is still there.