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Chairman of the Council

The Chairman of the Council for 2018/19 is Councillor Keith Warnell, a Bishop's Stortford Meads ward member. His chosen charities for the year are Mind and Isabel Hospice.

The Vice-Chairman is Councillor Jonathan Kaye, a Ware Christchurch ward member.

You can also view a list of the Past Chairmen of the Council.

Would you like to invite our Chairman to attend your event?

If you would like our Chairman to attend your event please complete our Chairman's Engagement form at the bottom of this page.

Protocol

Under the Local Government Act 1972 the Chairman of the Council is First Citizen of the District and at events within the district takes precedence over everyone except the Queen's representative.  If the Vice Chairman is attending an event in place of the Chairman he or she takes the same precedence.

The Chairman of East Herts Council always takes precedence over the Mayors of the town councils.

Civic Insignia

The Chain of Office and Chairman's Badge symbolise three enduring features of this part of Hertfordshire and were commissioned in 1984 to mark the 10th anniversary of the formation of East Herts District Council. The Badge is worn by the Chairman of the Council (and Vice-Chairman) during their Civic Year, when representing the District Council at civic and community events.

Water, agriculture and the traditional hart are all represented in the emblem.

The riverside scene shows a barge and Maltings; the district's rivers were used for generations to carry materials for local industry; the Maltings depict the importance of agriculture and brewing. The Hertfordshire hart also symbolises the county town of Hertford, which lies in the district. The Wheatsheaf denotes the district's mainly rural nature.

Chairman's Engagement Form

  1. If you would like our Chairman to attend your event please complete the form.

    Under the Local Government Act 1972 the Chairman of the Council is First Citizen of the District and at events within the District, takes precedence over everyone except the Queen's representative.
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      From time to time this information may be shared with other Council departments and / or outside partners to process your request as effectively as possible. Please confirm you have read the above privacy notice
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