Contact your Councillor

Welwyn Village Ward
email: cllr.m.benson@welwynpc.org.uk
Telephone: 01438 714774

Current term 2015-2019

My husband Alan and I have lived in Welwyn since 1981. Our three children went to St.Mary’s school, where I was a governor and a member of the parent’s association. I am a retired teacher, I taught for 10 years in a local secondary school.

In my thirty-four years of living in Welwyn I have been a member of a number of local organisations, playgroup, local amenity group and various others. So I feel I have a broad understanding of most local issues. I was elected to the Parish Council in 1984, and have served as both Chairman and Vice Chairman. I have also Chaired a number of different committees and presently I am the Chairman of the Leisure Facilities & Open Spaces Committee. I also serve on the Planning & Licensing Committee, Car Park Committee and Human Resources Committee.

I feel Parish Councils have a very important role as the first level of local government, with a responsibility to respond to the needs of the local community and provide the services they want.
I see my role is to listen and represent those demands and try to deliver where possible for Welwyn Parish.

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

Previously the Councillor roles:

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.