Member Champion for our Creative Strategy

Cllr Caroline Clapper, elected councillor for Aldenham West ward, who is passionate about supporting, promoting and growing creativity and cultural opportunities across the borough, is member champion for our Creative Strategy. 

The role supports our efforts in supporting the creative industries in the borough, and the voluntary sector which does so much to encourage all our communities to harness opportunities to participate, explore and develop new skills and talents. 

Member Champion for football 

Cllr Harvey Cohen, elected member for Elstree ward, is appointed champion for the  promotion of youth, women’s and men’s football at all levels across the borough and to all football-related matters and policies. 

This role has been designed to identify opportunities and champion the delivery of support for the promotion and growth of the sport in Hertsmere.

There are also issues in the football community which need addressing, such as the lack of investment in women and girl’s football despite the increasing interest, the lack of accountability around racism and discrimination and lack of LGBTQ+ inclusion.

Member Champion for the housing of Afghan nationals 

Cllr Meenal Sachdev, elected member for Bentley Heath and The Royds, is member champion for the housing of Afghan nationals and their families who have been granted permanent leave to remain in the UK. 

She has more than 20 years’ experience of supporting and advocating for some of the most vulnerable communities across the UK and internationally.  The role aims to ensure that these individuals and their families receive the support they deserve through a co-ordinated multi-agency effort.