New Chairman appointed for Watford Borough Council

The new Chairman of Watford Borough Council has been named as Cllr Asif Khan who represents the Leggatts ward of the town.

Published: Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

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 – which began on Wednesday 22 May – fundraising for them.

The Starfish ward is a general paediatric ward caring for children and young people up to the age of 16 years. The Rwandan Sisterhood is a small charity in Rwanda set up to support and educate women - about their health, developing self-sufficiency skills and also help with their children’s health and education.

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.

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