Cheshunt's Olympic cycling champion Laura Trott has become an Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Broxbourne...
The recognition's been given to the 20 year-old after a two-time Gold medal victory during London 2012.
Laura and her family and friends went to a special meeting of the Council on Churchgate will also be guest of honour at a special reception.
The former Turnford Secondary School pupil's told JACK fm she's still not quite used to her new-found fame: "I am slowly getting used to it - I wouldn't necessarily say I like.
I especially like it when the little kids come up, as I hope I can inspire them and they can look up to me.
As a little girl I always dreamed I would do the double. It is a weird feeling, but here I am!"
A Council spokesperson said: "The Freedom of the Borough is an old established civic honour - the highest recognition the Council can make on behalf of the community to other citizens for their outstanding contribution to that community.
This is only the fourth such award in 40 years. The Council believes this award is still relevant as it is recognition of the breadth of Laura's achievements. The award is an encapsulation of the special achievements of someone associated with the Borough which is inspirational to others.
Laura's achievements are truly exceptional, over and above the call of duty and an exemplification of what is humanly possible at a very special level."