Councillor Martin Butcher

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Party: Independent

Ward: Ware St. Mary's

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Parish: Ware - St Mary's

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
c/o Wallfields
Pegs Lane
SG13 8EQ


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Committee appointments

Term of Office

  • 10/05/2023 - 12/05/2027

Appointments to outside bodies

Additional Information

I moved to Ware with my parents as a baby and grew up here. After some time away, I moved back with my family 17 years ago as my wife Sandy and I thought Ware was an excellent place to raise our two boys.  I have always been passionate about working in the community and on green issues.  I have volunteered with local groups including the Wombles of Wareabouts and Southern Maltings.  I co-foundered and Chair the Ware-based Herts Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Support Network for people and families living with FASD.  I was co-founder and Chair of the Burning Issue Group which successfully fought Biff’s proposal to build a giant waste incinerator at the landfill on the other side of the A10 from the Vicarage estate.  I’ve been a primary and secondary school governor. I have worked in charities for my entire career which took me for a time to Brussels and to Washington DC.  I currently work for Oxfam on a mitigating the effects of conflict on civilians.  On the Council I most enjoy helping people in the local community to resolve problems or to achieve goals.