Cllr William Allen has been appointed the new Mayor of Dacorum. He was sworn in at the annual Mayor Making ceremony on Wednesday 17 May 2023.
Cllr Allen has been a Dacorum Borough Councillor since 2019, representing Boxmoor, and teaches history and leads the Sixth Form at Roman Fields Academy, in Box Lane. He 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 Four and No More - a campaign to resist high-level development around Hemel Hempstead Station 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 pub 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 our officers and those from Community Action Dacorum to establish a Mayor’s Resilience Fund that will benefit multiple charities, especially those supporting residents in greatest
Cllr Brenda Link was appointed Deputy Mayor for 2023-2024. Find out more about the Mayor of Dacorum.