Vacancy for a Parish Councillor 


PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, under the Local Government Act 1972 (Section 87(2)),  a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Parish of Welwyn,  following the resignation on 26th February 20178 of Councillor Jan Khan.

On receipt of a request in writing from any ten local government electors for the said Parish, an election to fill the vacancy will be held within sixty days.  If no such request is made the vacancy will be filled by the Parish Council.

Requests for an election should be sent to: The Returning Officer, Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6AE, and must be received by 19 March 2018.

For further details, please contact the Parish Clerk at:

Parish Centre
Lockleys Drive
Tel: 01438 716667

Date:    27 February 2018



Welwyn Parish is located in central Hertfordshire and has a population of approximately 10,000. The Parish boundary follows the old Great North Road (now B197), the A1M motorway and parallel London-York-Edinburgh railway.  The parish comprises the village itself, Digswell, Oaklands and Mardley Heath.

Welwyn Parish Council provides a variety of venues for hire (please visit for more information), sports pitches, recreation and play areas, car parks, a cemetery, and  allotments. The Council also maintains public footpaths, open spaces, churchyards.

Welwyn Parish Council is the first tier of local government and has an important role to play in promoting the village and outlying settlements, representing its interests and supporting the work of different groups and residents within the community. Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council is the second tier of local government and is responsible for services including housing, environmental services and strategic planning policies for all development (including housing and employment sites). Finally, Hertfordshire County Council is the third level of local government and is responsible for highways, relating to both roads and footways (pavements), education, health and social services, public rights of way and libraries.

Welwyn Parish Council prides itself for its strong community spirit with a wide range of clubs and organisations meeting regularly to support the village. To facilitate this Welwyn Parish Council considers applications for support from the community in the form of the Community Grant Scheme, available to projects, charities or community activities which are expressly supporting the residents and community of Welwyn Parish (covering Welwyn, Digswell, Oaklands and Mardley Heath). For more information on our Community Grant Scheme process please click here.

Our aim is to serve and respond to the needs of the community by:

  • providing a strong and independent voice for the community,
  • to safeguard and enhance the traditions, character and identity of the Parish,
  • to promote the Parish as a clean, safe, welcoming and vibrant place to live and work,
  • to provide high standards and cost effective services, and
  • to work in partnership with others to achieve for all.