Tony Kingsbury - Borough Councillor for Welwyn West

I’m very proud to represent the residents of Welwyn West, covering Welwyn, the Ayots and part of Oaklands & Mardley Heath.

I have lived in Hertfordshire for most of my life, in the borough since 1988 and in the lovely village of Welwyn since 2009. I studied Physics at Imperial Colleague leading me to become an electronics engineer by day but I really enjoy the contrast, but also similarities, my council work brings.

Following the sad death of Mandy Perkins, I have taken on the role of Leader of the Council. I am enjoying the challenges this brings and all the new things I am learning.

Being first elected as a councillor in 2009, I have really enjoyed doing what I can for residents and the community ever since, helping with many issues including planning, waste collections, litter, parking and housing. I really appreciate hearing from you. It’s not always easy, but always interesting!

In 2010 I became a member of the Cabinet responsible for leisure services in the Borough as well as performance of council services, communications and equality and diversity.

I was pleased to chair the Hatfield Town Team for several years, a group of interested parties working to improve the town centre and found it rewarding to see the improvements there. A great achievement for me was getting the skate park built for young people in Hatfield. 

I love life in Welwyn, whether walking around the ward, meeting people, litter picking to keep the village tidy or of course eating and drinking in our varied hostelries!

I, along with my fellow ward councillors, are at surgery once a month at St Marys Church at 10am on the 3rd Saturday of the month, except June when it’s the 2nd Saturday so that we and you can enjoy the fantastic Welwyn Festival. Otherwise, please feel free to email or phone me as I’m always happy to help and represent you on local ward or Borough issues.





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.