Councillor Roger Trigg contact picture
Councillor Roger Trigg
The Mayor

Councillor Roger Trigg is the Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council for the municipal year 2019 - 2020.

Councillor Roger Trigg is the Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council for the municipal year 2019 - 2020.

Roger Trigg is married to Carole and live in Oaklands Welwyn.  They have 4 children and 10 grandchildren.

Before retiring in 2000, Roger worked as a Director in a medium sized construction and housing company for 25 years.

Roger has been a School Governor previously for Tenterfield Nursery School, Oaklands, St. John's Digswell and Woolmer Green primary schools as well as a short term at Monks Walk Secondary school.

Roger has been a Welwyn Parish Councillor, represented Panshanger ward for the Borough Council from 1999 to 2016 and is currently a Councillor for Welwyn East ward.

He was formerly a Cabinet member for 13 years with responsibility for Governance, Police and Crime Commissioner, Corporate Property, Transport, Housing and Community Safety.  Roger has formerly represented Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council on the board of the Jubilee House Care Trust, the Hertfordshire Police and Crime Panel and has been the Council's representative for the Hertfordshire Armed Forces Community Covenant Board and signed the original covenant on 13th December 2011 on behalf of the Council.

The Mayor's role

The role has both a symbolic and practical importance. The Mayor is the borough's first citizen and represents Welwyn Hatfield at various engagements during the year, signs legal documents and chairs full council meetings. The Mayor is the 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.

Council Offices, The Campus, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, AL8 6AE

Telephone: 01707 357419 Email: mayors.office@welhat.gov.uk