New Councillor appointments

Following the Casual Vacancy Procedure at the Full Parish Council meeting held on 22nd September, Datchworth Parish Council is delighted to welcome four new members on board. Welcome to Anne Barker, William Gilbert, David Kelleher and David Little.

Councillor Vacancies

Datchworth Parish Council are now able to co-opt for our current Councillor vacancies.

If you would like to join a dynamic and forward-thinking Parish Council with a clear, open and transparent vision, working for our community, then please email:

 by the 15th September.

Councillor vacancy – Jackie Boakes

Following updated guidelines, we are now able to advertise this vacancy.

If you are interested in finding out more about the role as a Parish Councillor, please email

Councillor vacancy – Vivien Marshall

Following updated guidelines, we are now able to advertise this vacancy.

If you are interested in finding out more about the role as a Parish Councillor, please email

Councillor vacancy – Emma Norman

Following updated guidelines, we are now able to advertise this vacancy.

If you are interested in finding out more about the role as a Parish Councillor, please email

Councillor vacancy – Frank Pearman

Following updated guidelines, we are now able to advertise this vacancy.

If you are interested in finding out more about the role as a Parish Councillor, please email

Resignation of Cllr. J Boakes

The Parish Council regretfully announce that Councillor Jackie Boakes has resigned as a Parish Councillor. Cllr Boakes had served the Parish Council and the community for many years. We would like to thank her for her time and commitment.

At present we are unable to initiate the casual vacancy process due to Covid-19 restrictions. We expect to be able to advertise in April 2021 and we will have four vacancies to fill when we do so.

If anyone is thinking about becoming a Parish Councillor to help serve our community, the next few months would be a good time to come (virtually) and observe the monthly meeting and join in the public session.

If you have skills you feel are appropriate or just a wish to benefit the Parish, there are opportunities to join one of the working groups.

Please contact Councillor Jane Dodson on  or any Councillor, and don’t let this enforced delay hold you back.

Resignation of Cllr. V. Marshall

The Parish Council regretfully announce that Councillor Viv Marshall has resigned as a Parish Councillor. Cllr Marshall had a wealth of knowledge and had served the Parish Council and the community for many years. We would like to thank Viv for her dedication.

At present we are unable to initiate the casual vacancy process due to Covid-19 restrictions. We expect to be able to advertise in April 2021 and we will have three vacancies to fill when we do so.

If anyone is thinking about becoming a Parish Councillor to help serve our community, the next few months would be a good time to come (virtually) and observe the monthly meeting and join in the public session.

If you have skills you feel are appropriate or just a wish to benefit the Parish, there are opportunities to join one of the working groups.

Please contact Councillor Jane Dodson on  or any Councillor, and don’t let this enforced delay hold you back.

Resignation of Cllr. E. Norman

We have to announce the resignation of Cllr Emma Norman but we will not be entirely losing her valuable input as she has offered to be an associate member of the Communications Group going forward. As the Government has put an embargo on elections until next May we will hold off advertising a casual vacancy for the present.

Viv Marshall – Chairman

Resignation of Cllr. Frank Pearman

DATCHWORTH PARISH COUNCIL

                  1st April 2020

Dear Parishioners

Notice of Councillor Resignation

of Cllr. Frank Pearman

It is with regret and sadness that we have received the resignation of

Frank Pearman, from Datchworth Parish Council.

We would like to thank Frank and generations of his family, for his and their many years of invaluable contribution and service to the community and to the Parish Council.

In view of the Corona Virus a notice of ‘casual vacancy’ will be published as soon as practicable.

T Hassan

Clerk to Datchworth Parish Council