Welwyn Hatfield environment chief quits cabinet

PUBLISHED: 16:27 15 September 2013 | UPDATED: 16:27 15 September 2013

Councillor Colin Couch

Councillor Colin Couch


THE environment chief at Welwyn Hatfield Council has stepped down after four years.

Conservative councillor Colin Couch has resigned from the post of executive member for environment.

He told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “I have stepped down just simply because I have been doing it for four years and I feel I have done as much as I can.

“It is time for someone else to give it a try.”

The representative for Northaw and Cuffley will still represent his ward.

His place at Welwyn Hatfield Council’s top table will be taken by Welwyn Garden City councillor Helen Bromley, Conservative.

Council leader John Dean thanked Cllr Couch for his hard work and dedication during his time in the cabinet.

He said: “Colin has been an invaluable executive member and has been a strong champion of environmental issues throughout his time in the role.

“He has been a great supporter of a number of environmental issues in the borough, not least of which are the new changes to our recycling and composting collection arrangements, which will be coming in at the end of September.

“He will be sorely missed.”

After her appointment was confirmed on Monday, Cllr Bromley – who was last year’s Welwyn Hatfield borough mayor – said: “I will do my best to pick up where Colin left off and work to 
keep environmental issues at the forefront of the council agenda.”

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