Hertford Heath Village History

Your Council
MEET YOUR COUNCILLORS

Hertford Heath councillors have a wide range of skills and experience to bring to their role.

As well as contributing to full council meetings, each councillor may also be part of a committee dealing with specific issues.

The role of councillors

Hertford Heath Parish Council is a corporate body, and a legal entity, accountable to the local community. 

The council plays a vital part in representing the interests of the communities they serve and improving the quality of life and the local environment.

Councillors contribute to the work of the Council by suggesting ideas, influencing policy, engaging in constructive debate and by responding to the needs and views of the community.

They also comment on proposals to ensure the best outcome and vote to enable the Council to make decisions.

If you need to get in touch with any councillor, please use the email links on this page or contact them via the clerk.

Sue O'Hare

The Clerk's hours are flexible but you can usually expect a reply within 48 hours.

Telephone:

07756 984369

Parish Clerk
Sue O'Hare

Sue and her husband Brian have lived in the village for ten years and are keen supporters of local events. As Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, Sue provides the ‘engine’ for the council and is the first point of contact for most things.  She has a passion for improving the quality of the services provided.

Suzanne Fogden

Committees

  • Finance & Admin
    (Chair)
  • Staffing (Chair)
  • Allotments
    (Vice Chair)

Chair
Suzanne Fogden

Suzie has lived in the village for eleven years and is retired, giving her the time to explore the local area, enjoy the lovely countryside, make friends and take part in activities in the village. 

Teresa Walker

Committees

  • Planning
    (Chair)
  • Allotments
    (Chair)
  • Finance & Admin

Vice Chair
Teresa Walker

Teresa has lived in the village for the last twenty years with her husband and four children.  Teresa trained as a chiropodist and moved on to lecturing.  She now works within her family farming and property business based in the village.  She is the Chair of Governors at the village school.

Dave Duggan

Committees

  • Communications
    (Vice Chair)
  • Finance & Admin
  • Staffing

Councillor
Dave Duggan

Dave was born in London but grew up in New Zealand and moved back to the UK in 1989. He has lived in Hertford Heath since 2011.  Dave, as a wheelchair user, brings a new perspective to the councillor’s role.

Laura Hadley-Charter

Committees

  • Communications
    (Chair)
  • Infrastructure
    (Vice Chair)
  • Staffing

Councillor
Laura Hadley-Charter

Laura is well-known to many people in the village as the welcoming face at The Goat, a business she runs with her partner Tom and a bit of help from her three children!  She is involved with many community activities including the Summer Fayre.

Alan Wilkins

Committees

  • Infrastructure
  • Planning

Councillor
Alan Wilkins

Alan has lived in the village for 40 years with his wife Kathy.  They have two children and two grandchildren.  Alan has volunteered with Herts Middlesex Wildlife Trust, working in the local woods and also volunteered in Hertford Heath School as a reading assistant. He enjoys walking in the local woods and all sports.

Brain Pope

Committees

  • Infrastructure
    (Chair)
  • Neighbourhood Plan
    (HHPC rep)

Councillor
Brian Pope

Brian moved to the village with his wife Debbie in 2017, relocating from Bush Hill Park once their four children had grown up and left the family home. Brian works from home as an IT/Telecommunications Project Manager.  Brian enjoys cycling and is particularly keen on fly and coarse angling.

Ellie Shewring

Committees

  • Communications
  • Finance & Admin
  • Planning

Councillor
Ellie Shewring

Ellie currently works in marketing and sales, with a background in economics.  As a new resident of the village, she is excited to serve the community and work with the residents to keep Hertford Heath the wonderful place that it is!

Vacancy

This could be
YOU

Contact the Clerk for details

Vacancy

This could be
YOU

Contact the Clerk for details

Becoming a councillor

From time to time, vacancies occur on the parish council and we’re always interested to hear from people who want to make a difference to the lives of people in the village.

By becoming a parish councillor, you become someone your community will look to for help, guidance, and support. A community leader with the power to influence decisions for the benefit of the people you serve. 

This could be your chance to make a difference.

Interested? – Contact the parish clerk – clerk@hertfordheath.org.uk