Watford Borough Council

2021 Liberal Democrat hold, from 2019

Counting complete. After 13 of 13 seats declared.

Change compared with 2019
  1. Liberal Democrat

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 9
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 24
  2. Labour

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 4
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 10
  3. Independent

    • Councillors elected in 2021 total 0
    • Councillors elected in 2021 change 0
    • Councillors overall total 2
  1. Mayor confident shopping centre will survive INTU

    The elected mayor of Watford says the future's bright for the town's shopping centre despite Intu going into administration last week.

    shopping centre

    The firm runs the former Harlequin Centre, as well as the former Midsummer Place in Milton Keynes and 15 other retail sites in the UK.

    Peter Taylor says he's confident the centre will remain open because the Watford Borough Council owns the freehold.

    "The main thing to reiterate to everyone is that the shopping centre is staying open. It's very profitable," he said.

    "The team have done a brilliant job as its reopened... but we're confident that Intu Watford, or whatever its called in the future, has got a successful future."

  2. Infection control and risk assessment training for taxi drivers

    Confidence mark

    A new confidence mark showing that taxi drivers have gained anti-coronavirus safety accreditation is to be rolled out in Watford.

    The borough council scheme will see drivers complete a tailored programme of support specifically designed to get the trade back to work as lockdown eases.

    Elected Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, said: "The council wants to make sure people can feel confident when taking a taxi and minicab that as much as possible has been done by the driver to keep them safe and reduce the spread of the virus."

    Chairman of Watford Hackney Carriage Association, Shafiq Ahmed, called the programme "a real boost".