My name is Steve Markiewicz, and I am a Borough Councillor for Welwyn East ward.
I worked in the financial services sector for over 40 years and still run a small business providing services to pension scheme trustees. I decided to enter politics in 2004 because I felt that I could use the skills learned in private industry to deliver appropriate levels of scrutiny on behalf of council tax payers.
I believe that local government should be facilitators to enable people to participate in the development of their communities to the degree that they feel able. I like the fact that Welwyn Hatfield has an army of citizens who volunteer their services to the community in some way and I wish to encourage that spirit.
My priorities for my ward this year are:
Encourage more citizens to join my ‘street scene squad’
Represent local concern over the Welwyn Hatfield Local Plan
Hold regular mobile surgeries in addition to the monthly meet your Councillor Sessions.