Paul Smith - Borough Councillor for Welwyn West

I have lived in Welwyn village for almost 10 years now, and was very proud to be elected as a Borough Councillor for my ward in November 2018.

My love of the character, strong community and easy access to open countryside in Welwyn, drives me to support and assist my neighbourhood in any way I can, be it within my role as a Councillor or simply as one of its residents trying to do their best. Furthermore, the opportunity to have a really positive impact Welwyn Hatfield more widely through my work as a Councillor and influencing Council decisions, makes me feel very honoured, but always extremely responsible to treat this privilege with the time, energy and dedication it deserves. 

As a chartered accountant, I have served in a number of senior finance roles, and hope to draw on this experience to add another level of scrutiny to the financial decisions made by the Council. We are all well aware of the tough budgets local authorities have to manage, and ensuring a combination of good value for money and careful prioritisation of where those funds are allocated is crucial in delivering the best possible for all residents. 

When I am not at work or at the Council, I can normally be found pottering around in my garden, which is a big passion of mine and my place to unwind. 


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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.

Sunny Thusu - Borough Councillor for Welwyn West

Borough Councillor for Welwyn West

I am currently a local resident of Welwyn who has worked in Hertfordshire as a Child Trauma surgeon for several years. I have been fortunate enough to work within QE II in Welwyn Garden City and am devastated to see the disappearance of such a valued local asset.

Peter Hebden- Borough Councillor for Hatfield East

Peter Hebden is originally from Lancashire but grew up in the Middle East where he lived for 14 years. He has lived in Hatfield East for nearly 25 years and has 3 daughters and two grandsons; his youngest daughter is currently away at university studying Politics and International Relations.