New Mayor for Dacorum

Living Magazines Cllr William Allen Mayor of Dacorum 2023-4

Cllr William Allen has been appointed the new Mayor of Dacorum.

Cllr Allen, who has been a Dacorum Borough Councillor since 2019, representing Boxmoor, was sworn in at the annual Mayor Making ceremony on Wednesday 17 May.

Cllr Allen, who teaches History and leads the Sixth Form at Roman Fields Academy, in Box Lane, said: ‘It is a great honour to be appointed First Citizen of Dacorum, which was my childhood home and a place where I have spent a good deal of my adult and working life. It will be a privilege to represent and serve the residents of Dacorum in this exciting role.’

Cllr Allen has served on two committees – Health in Dacorum, and the Licensing and Health and Safety Enforcement Committee. Locally, he launched the ‘Four and No More’ campaign regarding planning and development in Boxmoor. He is active in the community supporting local Cricket Clubs, is a committee member on Boxmoor Good Neighbours, manages the Boxmoor Drive Safe Scheme and runs the monthly charity quiz at the Post Office Arms on Puller Road. He is also a trustee at Community Action Dacorum.

In view of the cost of living crisis, the Mayor will be working with officers from Community Action Dacorum and Dacorum Borough Council to establish a Mayor’s Resilience Fund that will benefit multiple charities, especially those supporting residents in greatest need.

Cllr Brenda Link was appointed Deputy Mayor for 2023/2024.