COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - Council meetings and elections

Updates about changes to council meetings and councillor surgeries in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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Changes to our Member Code of Conduct

We have updated our Code of Conduct for Members (Councillors). The changes include a new Social Media Protocol and reducing the value of gifts which Members must notify of us of . The Code of Conduct can be found in our Constitution.

View the updated Code of Conduct

Welwyn Hatfield has 48 councillors (also known as 'Members') from 16 wards in the borough.

Local Councillors are elected by the community to decide how the council should carry out its various activities. They represent public interest as well as individuals living within the ward in which he or she has been elected to serve a term of office.

They have regular contact with the general public through council meetings, telephone calls or surgeries. Surgeries provide an opportunity for any ward resident to go and talk their councillor face to face and these take place on a regular basis.

Councillors are not paid a salary for their work, but they do receive allowances. By law, all members of the Council are required to complete a declaration of interest form, the details of which are published annually.