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Mark Watkin

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

As is the case with every County Councillor, I have a locality budget to spend on community projects in the division. Follow the links for more details of the scheme and details of the applications previously agreed and declined can be found by following the links in the Members' Locality Budget section below

Locality Budget Scheme Allocations

Details of received applications

Highways Locality Budget Scheme

Details of allocations


Education, Skills and Children Spokes

Election History

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Thu 4 Jun 2009  

Party Representation History

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Liberal DemocratsWed 3 Jun 2009

Division Representation History

Current Committee Memberships

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Children Looked After Topic Group Member03 January 2017
Children's Services Cabinet Panel Member20 May 2014
County Council Member20 May 2014
Development Control Committee Substitute31 July 2014
Enterprise, Education & Skills Cabinet Panel Member20 May 2014

Past Committee Memberships

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. 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. The ‘Your Community’ section provides local service information, news, events and contacts about the area.

I am also the Borough Councillor for Nascot Ward and chair its Overview and Scrutiny Committee. 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: Education & Skills and Children’s Services & Corporate Parenting. 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.

Roles on outside bodies

I am a member of the Management Committee of the Chessbrook Education Support Centre and am on the Management Committee of the Watford Multi-Cultural Community Centre.

Personal, professional and political details

I have recently 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.