Morris Bright MBE

Leader of the Council and Councillor for Elstree

I have been the Leader of Hertsmere Borough Council for 10 years, having first been elected as a Conservative Councillor in 1999. I am also an elected member of Hertfordshire County Council, where I am the Deputy Cabinet member for Resources, Property and the Economy.

I am also Vice-Chairman of the Local Government Association (LGA) Safer Communities Board and assist the LGA by running media courses in their Next Generation Scheme, aimed at training up local authority leaders.

I am the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Elstree Studios - the only studios in the country owned by a local authority. In conjunction with the Elstree Managing Director, I oversees the day-to-day running of the world-famous Studios site

I worked as a journalist – both as a writer and broadcast journalist – for 25 years. I continue to write and produce features, as well as act as a freelance consultant in film, television and other media. I am a regular guest broadcaster on British television and radio. I am a member of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts and was awarded a MBE for Services to Local Government in the 2018 New Year Honours.

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Charles Goldstein

Councillor for Aldenham East
I first became a Councillor for Aldenham East ward in 2006 and have worked across the Planning, Performance, Housing, Community Safety and Communications portfolios.

John Graham

Deputy Leader of the Council and Councillor for Aldenham East
I have been the Deputy Leader of Hertsmere Borough Council for 10 years, having first been elected as a Conservative Councillor in 1998. I have been the Finance and Property portfolio holder since the cabinet system was implemented in Hertsmere in 2001.

Caroline Clapper

Councillor for Aldenham West
I have served as a County Councillor for Hertfordshire County Council since June 2009. I am now Hertsmere Borough Councillor for Aldenham West and I am the Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture & Health at Hertsmere Borough Council.

Susan Brown

Councillor for Borehamwood Brookmeadow
I have lived in Borehamwood for almost 50 years with my family and served on the Borough Council for over 7 years. I was recently also elected to County Council.

Alan Plancey

Councillor for Borehamwood Brookmeadow
I've lived in Borehamwood for over 40 years with my family. I am married and a father, grandfather and great grandfather! I have been a Councillor in County Council and for Borehamwood North and South for 9 years and in the Borehamwood Brookmeadow ward for 3 years.

Linda Silver

Councillor for Bushey Park
I was first elected to serve on Hertsmere Borough Council in 1974, I retired in 2007 and stood for election again on Hertsmere in 2008 and was Deputy Mayor and then Mayor in 2010.

Meenal Sachdev

Councillor for Borehamwood Hillside
I've lived in Borehamwood for nearly 15 years, being the first female Indian Councillor elected for Borehamwood Hillside ward in May 2015. I live here with my husband and two young boys. I'm a member of the Licensing, Member Development and Policy Review committees for Hertsmere Borough Council.

Farida Turner

Councillor for Borehamwood Hillside
I'm a mother of two and have lived in Hertsmere since 1964. I became a Town Councillor in 2007 and a Borough Councillor for Hillside ward in 2011. I am a member of the Planning and Licensing Committees and endeavour to help and advise my residents on their individual issues

Victor Eni

Councillor for Borehamwood Kenilworth
I have lived in Borehamwood with my family since 1995 and work locally. I have three children, my eldest recently graduated from our local University of Hertfordshire. I was elected Councillor for Borehamwood Kenilworth ward in 2015 and a Member of the Operational Review Committee and Standards Committee.

Martin Worster

I am a councillor for Furzefield Ward Potters Bar serving 8 years. I have been Mayor of Hertsmere for 2015 to 2016. I have lived in Ridge for the past 18 years .I am a member of the planning committee and other associated panels. A member of the Scrutiny Committee. Chairman of the Councils Standards Committee.

Paul Morris OBE

Councillor for Bushey Heath
Living in and representing Bushey Heath, I have five sons and eleven grandchildren most of whom live in Hertsmere. My passion is in the area of regeneration and I have recently undertaken the review and consultation of the proposals for Newberries Car park in Radlett and will shortly commence a similar process for Bushey Country Club.

Lawrence Davis

Councillor for Bushey North
Before retiring in 2008, I was Managing Director of my family textile business. I am married with two grown up sons and four grandchildren. I became a Councillor in 2015 and am currently the Vice-Chairman of the Licensing Committee and I also sit on the Operations Review Committee and Personnel Committee.

Kashif Merchant

Councillor for Bushey North
I'm a father of two and have lived in Hertsmere for the past 11 years with my family. I became a Councillor for Bushey North in 2015 and have worked on Operations Review and Planning Committees. I am also involved with the Hertsmere Forum of Faiths.

Anne Swerling

Councillor for Bushey Park
I have lived in Bushey for more than 30 years, have three grownup children and four lovely granddaughters. I first became a Councillor for Bushey Park ward in 2014 and is active on the Licensing Committee and Vice-Chairman of Personnel. I am also a member of the Standards Committee and in September 2017 last year, became a Governor of Ashfield Primary School.

Cynthia Barker

Councillor for Potters Bar Furzefield
I have served as a Borough Councillor for Potters Bar Furzefield and as Town Councillor for Elstree & Borehamwood since May 2015. For Hertsmere Borough Council, I am a member of the Operations Review Committee and Audit Committee and also chair the Member Development Panel.

Sarah Hodgson-Jones

Councillor for Potters Bar Oakmere
I have been a Councillor for Oakmere ward in Potters Bar since 2017, but was previously a Councillor for Parkfield ward between 2010-2014. I am on the Licensing, Audit and Personnel committees and I am currently actively involved in the 'Christmas in Potters Bar' group.

Ruth Lyon

Councillor for Potters Bar Oakmere
I became a Hertsmere Borough Councillor in 2014, representing Potters Bar Oakmere ward, where I have lived for 27 years. My daughter also lives close in Hertfordshire. I serve on the Planning Committee and Operation Review Committee.

Paul Hodgson-Jones

Councillor for Potters Bar Parkfield
I have lived with my wife Sarah (also a Councillor) and our three children in Potters Bar since 2002. I have been a Councillor for Parkfield Ward since May 2007 and am currently Chairman of Scrutiny at Hertsmere. I lead the committees/panels responsible for monitoring Council performance and I am also Vice-Chairman of Audit.

Abhishek Sachdev

Councillor for Potters Bar Parkfield
I've been living in Potters Bar for 30 years. My wife is a local pharmacist and I have two young children in local schools. I was the first Indian Councillor in Hertsmere and was elected in 2014.

Anthony Spencer

Councillor for Shenley
Representing Shenley ward since 2015 as Borough Councillor I have also served as a Parish Councillor since 2009. I'm currently serving on the Planning Committee, as well as being Vice Chairman of Policy Review Committee and a Financial Monitor of the Council. I'm also a Member of the Asset Management Committee and Trustee of the Shenley Park Trust and Watford Crematorium.