Contact your Councillor

Welwyn Village Ward
email: cllr.j.blackburn@welwynpc.org.uk
Telephone: 01438 717806

Current term 2015-2019

I have lived in Welwyn since 1977 having moved from WGC. I was born and brought up in Lancashire. I live in part of the Old Work House on London Road with my wife Winifred. We have four children, who have all now flown the nest, and ten grandchildren.

I am retired, having worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 37 years. I have served on the Parish Council since May 2003 and served as chairman for three years. I have previously been Chair of the Allotments Cemeteries and Churchyard Committee and also of Leisure and Open Spaces. I have been involved in the Youth working Party and also in the Parish Plan.

I am currently Chair of the Governors of Tenterfield Nursery School and I am a volunteer driver for Isabel Hospice. I love living in Welwyn and I stood for the Parish Council because I wanted to contribute to the local community. Winifred and I enjoy music, theatre and opera. We also enjoy gardening and walking.

All councillors can be written to at:
  • Welwyn Parish Council, Parish Centre, Lockleys Drive, Welwyn,Hertfordshire, AL6 9NT.

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Membership of Committees & External appointments

  • Car Parking Committee 2015-
  • Finance Committee 2015-
  • Human Resources Committee 2014-
  • Leisure Facilities & Open Spaces Committee 2015-
  • Planning & Licensing Committee 2015-
  • Tenterfield School Governors

Previously the Councillor roles:

  • Chairman 2013-14
  • Car Parking Committee 2015-
  • Finance Committee 2015-
  • Human Resources Committee 2014-
  • Leisure Facilities & Open Spaces Committee 2015-
  • Planning & Licensing Committee 2015-

Other documents

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.