East Herts Chairman celebrates town and parish councillors

The High Sheriff, Councillor Ken Crofton and Vice Lord Lieutenant
The voluntary work of town and parish councils was celebrated on Saturday (23 April) at a garden party hosted by Chairman of East Herts Council, Councillor Ken Crofton.

Attended by over 110 people, the event at the Henry Moore Foundation thanked town and parish councillors who go above and beyond to provide voluntary support and services in our communities. In attendance was the High Sherriff of Hertfordshire, Sally Burton, and the Vice Lord Lieutenant, Richard Beazley, who gave a speech to thank Parish and Town Councillors and Clerks for their valued community contributions.

Featuring a tour of the grounds and talk by Chief Operating Officer of the Henry Moore Foundation, Lesley Wake, the event raised £745 for Macmillan Cancer Support, the Chairman’s chosen charity. This brings the total raised during his year in office to over £3,800.

Chairman of East Herts, Councillor Ken Crofton, said: “In a district like East Herts with so many rural areas, town and parish councils are the backbone of our local communities. As well as playing a vital democratic role, councillors often give up a huge amount of their own time to support their communities in other ways. Today was about us all coming together to share and celebrate that great work whilst raising money for a very worthwhile cause.”

Councillor Crofton will handover chairmanship to Councillor Ian Devonshire at the East Herts Annual Council Meeting on 11 May.