Ken Crofton Notice

Dear Residents and friends of Walkern.

There will be District and Your Parish Council Elections on 4th May 2023. I have served as your District Councillor since 2011 for the Walkern Ward which included Walkern, Ardeley & Benington.  I believe and hope you feel I have supported our community well during my three terms in office. I served on several important committees and uniquely honoured to twice be appointed Chairman of East Herts Council.

You may be aware there will be Electoral Boundary changes at District level due to population growth areas. Walkern Ward from now on will be part of Aston, Datchworth & Walkern boundary grouping. The enlarged Ward will have two Councillors working together to cover resident’s needs. Ardeley Parish will now be part of The Mundens Ward.

I have decided not to stand again for East Herts Council in May and concentrate on my role as your County Councillor seeking senior roles which although unpaid will be a full time commitment. My position at District I hope will be filled by your capable Parish Council Chairman Tom Deffley who when elected will work alongside the experienced current Councillor Tony Stowe.  I have committed to support and work with both these excellent candidates to ensure a smooth transition and pass on my local knowledge.

Thank you for electing me as your East Herts Councillor for the last 12 years and hope to serve as your County Councillor for many more years.

Ken Crofton F.Inst.D.  JP

District and County Councillor

Walkern Ward & Hertford Rural Division.