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.

The Mayor's chosen charities

The Mayor's chosen charities are:

To make a donation

Cheques should be made payable to ‘Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council' and sent to:

The Mayor's Office
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
The Campus
Welwyn Garden City

Name of Bank Account: Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Account number: 41020900
Sort Code: 40-46-08
Reference: Mayor’s Charity Appeal

Thank you, any donations will be greatly received and will be passed directly to the Mayor’s charity at the end of the municipal year.

Contact the Mayor

Telephone: 01707 357468 or 01707 357277

Address: Council Offices
The Campus
Welwyn Garden City