Duncan Bell - Borough Councillor for Hatfield Villages

I am proud to have represented Hatfield Villages ward as a Conservative councillor for nearly 6 years, having first been elected in 2012, and then re-elected in 2016, and again in 2018.

I have enjoyed my time as a councillor, and I am struck by the diversity of issues that arise in what is now geographically quite a large ward.

Born and bred in Hertfordshire, I am a chartered accountant by profession, and have spent the bulk of my working career in international banking.  As part of that career, I am fortunate to have had the experience of living and working overseas on different occasions, both in France and the USA.  I am now retired, and in my spare time enjoy travelling in this country and abroad.  I am also a railway enthusiast.

Within the Council, I am a member of the cabinet, with responsibility for resources.  This covers the budgetary and financial processes within the Council, and this means that I am actively involved in ensuring that residents get value for money, and that our Council is financially self-sufficient. 

Since joining the Council in 2012, I have served on a number of different of committees, and working groups, giving me experience of a wide range of the Council’s activities, and I believe this experience, helps me to serve residents.

I work on the basis that all the council’s resources ultimately come from you, the taxpayer. Achieving value for money on your behalf is a priority for me.

I look forward to continuing to serve residents of both Hatfield Villages, and the borough as a whole, to the best of my ability.

Don’t forget that we hold a drop-in councillor surgery on the second Saturday of every month between 10.00am and 10.45am.  This takes place in the Hatfield HUB, (same entrance as the Housing Office), in White Lion Square, Hatfield, AL10 0JT.


See Also

Fiona Thomson - Borough Councillor for Handside

I have been a Conservative Councillor  for Handside Ward since 2008, representing residents on issues as diverse as housing, planning, parking, education, health, refuse, trees, neighbour disputes, noise nuisance and ASB.

Roger Trigg - Borough Councillor for Welwyn East

Roger Trigg is married to Carole and they have 4 children and 10 grandchildren.  They have lived in Oaklands Welwyn for 45 years.

Before retiring in 2000, Roger worked as a Director in a medium sized construction and housing company for 25 years.

Harry Bower - Borough Councillor for Sherrards

My family and I have lived in Templewood, Welwyn Garden City in the Sherrards ward for nearly 29 years. I was born in Manchester but have resided in a number of places, including growing up in New Zealand. living in Scotland and going to university in Leeds   In 1981 we. myself.

Julie Cragg - Borough Councillor for Welwyn East

My name is Julie Cragg, and I am a Borough Councillor for Welwyn East ward. This ward includes Woolmer Green, Digswell, and parts of the Oaklands and Haldens areas. I have lived with my husband Tony in the Borough for over 43 years. We first lived in Digswell, later moving to Haldens.