Contact your Councillor
Welwyn Village Ward
Telephone: 01438 715164
Chairman of Welwyn Parish Council 2014 –
Current term 2015-2019
“I was born in North London and my wife Pat and I have lived in Welwyn for over 30 years. I have a BSc in Electronics and an MSc in Management; I am a Chartered Engineer and a Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology. I spent most of my career in Telecommunications in a range of engineering and management posts, retiring as Director of Security. I also served in Territorial Army Royal Signals for 24 years, retiring in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and having been awarded the Territorial Decoration. I am currently a School Governor at St Mary’s and was Chair of Governors there for 4 years. My wife and I are regular worshippers at St Mary’s Church. I was first appointed to the Parish Council in 2011 and am a member of the Leisure & Open Spaces, Finance, Car Parking and Human Resources Committees. I was honoured by my colleagues in May 2016, when they elected me as Chair of the Council for a third year.
I joined the Council to put something back into the village we love and to help sustain it as a pleasant and vibrant social and commercial location where people can enjoy living, working and raising a family. I try to ensure that our village life continues as the majority of residents would like, with minimal interference from those who do not live here but nevertheless think they know best. Like my colleagues, I too am convinced that Parish Councils have a vital role to play in local democracy.”
Bill is also the Chairman of the Council. The Chairman is a member of Council and is elected annually. The Chairman’s role is to chair meetings and ensure that items are debated fairly by all councillors. The Chairman is a councillor with the same duties and obligations as all other councillors. the Chairman is also the “public face” of the Council at civic events and wear a chain of office.
Membership of Committees & External appointments
- Finance Committee 2015-
- Human Resources Committee 2014-
- Leisure Facilities & Open Spaces Committee 2015-
- Community Engagement 2017 –
- Welwyn Anglo-French Twining Association (WAFTA) 2015-
- Hertfordshire Constabulary and Neighbouring Policing Priority Setting Forum
All councillors can be written to at:
Welwyn Parish Council, Parish Centre, Lockleys Drive, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, AL6 9NT.
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Declaration of interests (Register of Members Interests Form)
The link above goes to a folder with a Member Interest form for each councillor. It provides a list of the Councillors interests which might be considered prejudicial. For example if they owned a large number of shares in a company the council was dealing with