The Mayor

The Mayor - Councillor Pankit Shah

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About The Mayor

Councillor Pankit Shah is the Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council for the municipal year 2023 – 2024.

The Mayor's role

The role has both a symbolic and practical importance:

  • they are the borough's first citizen and represents Welwyn Hatfield at engagements during the year
  • signs legal documents
  • chairs full council meetings
  • recognised representative of the council on all civic and ceremonial occasions.

Within the borough the Mayor takes precedence over everyone apart from a member of the Royal Family or the Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire.

The Mayor should be non-political and must be seen to represent every section of the community regardless of political persuasion. 

The role of the Mayor is to reflect the aims and strategies of the council. During most engagements the Mayor will wear the Chain and Badge of Office.

Contact The Mayor

Address: Council Offices
The Campus
Welwyn Garden City

Telephone: 01707 357 419

Invite the Mayor to an event

The Mayor welcomes invitations to attend events in Welwyn Hatfield, and will attend as many as possible. Phone 01707 357 419 before booking to check availability. If the Mayor is unable to attend the Deputy Mayor may be asked to attend.

request the Mayor's attendance at an event or engagement