Wednesday, 04 October 2023

Meet Your Councillors

How your council operates

Great Amwell Parish Council comprises ten councillors elected to serve four-year terms of office.  The next scheduled local council elections will be held in May 2023.  Elections are overseen by East Herts Council.

For most situations, contact with the council is via the Parish Clerk. They are its principal executive and adviser and the officer responsible for the administration of its financial affairs.  You can contact the Clerk at

Jeff Hughes
Jeff HughesParish Clerk

The role of your councillors

Great Amwell 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 it serves 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.

Tom Foy
Tom FoyChairman
Roland Hewson
Roland HewsonVice-Chairman
Frances Adams
Frances AdamsCouncillor
David Colley
David ColleyCouncillor
Richard Goding
Richard GodingCouncillor
Rosemary Imroth
Rosemary ImrothCouncillor
Mark Richardson
Mark RichardsonCouncillor
Rita Taplin
Rita TaplinCouncillor
Peter Troughton
Peter TroughtonCouncillor
Lyn Paddon
Lyn PaddonCouncillor

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.  You can find out about the current vacancy HERE

Interested? – Contact the Parish Clerk –

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