22nd May - The new Chairman of Watford Borough Council has been named as Cllr Asif Khan who represents the Leggatts ward of the town. He replaces Cllr Rabi Martins. The new Vice Chairman has been named as Cllr Aga Dychton, who represents the borough’s Central ward.
Cllr Khan has chosen the Starfish ward at West Hertfordshire Hospital NHS Trust and Rwandan Sisterhood as his two Chairman’s charities and will spend his year in office.
Cllr Khan said: "I am honoured and privileged to be made Chairman of the council. I will work with my fellow councillors, the whole community and charities (Starfish ward at Watford General and the Rawandan Sisterhood) to advocate and highlight the very best of Watford - a town that is inclusive, tolerant and caring for all its residents."
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “I’m delighted that Cllr Asif Khan has been appointed as our Chairman and Cllr Aga Dychton as our Vice Chairman. They will both make great ambassadors for the town and I look forward to working with both of them.”
Cllr Khan accepted his role at a Chairman making ceremony at the Annual Council meeting in Watford Town Hall on Tuesday 21 May
Watford Borough Council has signed an employer pledge with Time to Change, the growing social movement run by charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness which supports people to open up to mental health problems. By signing, the council is committing to change the way we all think and act about mental health in the workplace.
Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “Every year, 1 in 4 of us will suffer with a mental health problem but only half that number will ever seek help. We need to break down the barriers surrounding mental ill health and currently prevent people from getting treatment.
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