Councillor Marj Otty, Chairman of Welwyn Parish Council,  representing Oaklands.


Telephone: 01438 840018

All councillors can be written to at: Welwyn Parish Council, Parish Centre, Lockleys Drive, Welwyn,Hertfordshire, AL6 9NT. Please mark it “Private & Confidential” if you do not wish staff to open it.

Current term 2019-2023, previous term 2015-2019.

“My husband Les and I moved to Oaklands in 1988 with our daughter and son who attended the local primary and secondary schools. I served as a governor of Knightsfield School for hearing impaired children, in Welwyn Garden City, for 6 years and served as Chairman of Governors for Monk’s Walk School, Welwyn Garden City for 14 years. In 1997 I was appointed as a JP and sit at St Albans and Watford Magistrates’ Courts. We enjoy being grandparents to our two grandsons and my hobbies are travelling, reading, walking and spending time with family and friends. I stood for the Parish Council as I enjoy living in Oaklands and want to contribute to this community and also to work to help maintain the character of Welwyn Village.”

As Chairman Marj  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

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.