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Mark Watkin

Mark  Watkin
04 June 2009
04 June 2009
Liberal Democrats
Nascot Park
27 Elizabeth Court
170 Hempstead Road
WD17 4LR
01923 255715

Locality Budget Scheme (LBS)

Every County Councillor has a Locality Budget to spend on community projects.

Archive of all Locality Budget (LBS) applications and allocations (2009-2017)

Locality Budget allocations made by Cllr Mark Watkin for this division (from June 2017)

Highways Locality Budget Scheme (HLB)

Councillors also have a Highways Locality Budget to be spent on highway maintenance in their division.

Archive of all Highways Locality Budget (HLB) allocations (2009-2017)

Highways Locality allocations made by Cllr Mark Watkin  (from June 2017)


Education, Libraries & Localism and Children's Services Spokesman

Election History

Thu 4 Jun 2009  

Party Representation History

PartyRepresentation FromRepresentation To
Liberal DemocratsWed 3 Jun 2009

Division Representation History

Current Committee Memberships

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Attainment of Disadvantaged Children Topic Group Chairman11 May 2018
Children Looked After Topic Group Member03 January 2017
Children's Services Cabinet Panel Member20 May 2014
County Council Member20 May 2014
Education, Libraries & Localism Cabinet Panel Member24 May 2017

Past Committee Memberships

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Monitoring of Recommendations Topic Group ( concluded 06/17) Member20 May 201431 July 2017
Enterprise, Education & Skills Cabinet Panel (concluded 23/5/17) Member20 May 201406 June 2017
Development Control Committee Substitute31 July 201404 May 2017
Child Sexual Exploitation Topic Group (9 March 2015) Member09 March 201510 March 2015
Autistic Spectrum Topic Group (7 November 2014) Member07 November 201408 November 2014

Current Outside Body Appointments

Past Outside Body Appointments

Not a past member of any Outside Body.

Personal Register of Interests

Meeting Declarations

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My front-line role

I am the Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Nascot Park Division. I was originally elected in 2009 and was re-elected for the third time in 2017.

My Division incorporates the Watford Council Wards of Park and Nascot and sits either side of the Hempstead Road leading into Watford. Its south west boundary is the Grand Union Canal, and its North Eastern boundary is the railway tunnels taking the west coast mainline out of Watford.

I am also the Borough Councillor for Nascot Ward and am a member of the Mayor’s Cabinet. My portfolio covers Shared Services, Legal and Democratic Services and I chair the Council’s Digital Watford Board.

I work closely with my five fellow Borough Councillors assisting them on any issues or questions relating to County matters.

My County Council responsibilities

I am the opposition spokesperson on Education and Children’s matters and I sit on the two cabinet panels addressing these areas - for details about the my committee please see the Committee tab above. I am a strong supporter of the scrutiny process carried out on the services provided by the Council and regularly sit on, and occasionally chair topic groups where education or children’s services are being considered. In the recent rearrangement of

Roles on outside bodies

I am a member of the Management Committee of the Chessbrook Education Support Centre and am a Governor of Nascot Wood junior School

Personal, professional and political details

When I was first elected I had just retired from a career in the IT industry, latterly working in a company producing IT based education systems. My spare time is spent fighting weeds and sometimes growing food on my allotment, watching Saracens, playing golf badly and enjoying being a grandparent