Update on the annual Garden City Meeting

The Foundation hosted the annual Garden City Meeting last week, welcoming over 150 residents of the town to the Broadway Hotel. The meeting was chaired by newly elected chairman of the board of trustees, Gareth Hawkins, and included a presentation from Foundation CEO, Graham Fisher.

In his update, Graham shared positive news around post-Covid recovery for the Foundation and the town as a whole, as well as detailing some of the charitable investment made by the Foundation in 2021. Looking forward, Graham shared the Foundation’s aspirations of becoming Net Carbon Zero across investment properties, heritage and home and talked about how the property team quickly and in varied ways in response to the changes in working patterns and demand for offices.

There was a lively Q&A session, with topics ranging from the development at the north of the Grange Estate, through to opportunities for young people, governance of the Foundation and environmental factors.

The ballroom was full, making it the best attended Garden City Meeting in recent years.  If you were unable to attend the meeting and would like to find out anything about what’s happening at the Foundation, you can email response@letchworth.com


Gareth Hawkins reminded guests – many of whom were members of the public that were heavily engaged and interested in the work of the Foundation – that there is still time to stand as an Elected Governor of the Foundation in the upcoming elections.

Governor Elections

Do you want to play a part in helping us shape how Letchworth Garden City develops in the future? In 2022, the Foundation will be holding elections for Elected Governors. The role of a Governor of the Foundation is to help the organisation understand the local community better and support then to develop future strategies, realise opportunities and make a positive social impact.

The purpose of the Governor role is to represent the local community, actively sharing your knowledge and understanding of the community’s needs in Letchworth Garden City, contribute to shaping the Foundation’s strategies and policies, supporting our activities and ensuring the success of the Foundation in delivering positive improvements for the Garden City.

If you would like to find out more, and register to stand as a candidate for Elected Governor, find out more here or write to the Foundation and request an election pack. 

Voting packs will be sent by post in due course to all registered voters.  In order to receive the information, and be able to vote in these elections, you will need to be listed on the North Herts Council “open register.”

If you are not on the open register, or are unsure, please register online with us to ensure you receive your voting pack. Alternatively, email elections@letchworth.com with your name, postal address and date of birth, or write to us at One Garden City.