Name: Shafiq Ahmed
Contact details: [email protected]
I am Chairman of the local Watford Taxi Trade, Chairman of the Watford Burial & Funeral Committee, and a Founder and Trustee of a LoC Foundation a UK registered charity. All these positions I currently hold shows you my passion and demonstrates my enthusiasm in helping the community in various fields.
Why are you a Lib Dem?
The Mayor’s vision for more diverse Watford and the remarkable transformation of Watford town inspired me to join the Liberal Democrats. I have seen many positive changes in making this town more environmentally friendly. This is all down to the Lib/Dem values and policies.
Why do you want to be a councillor?
I have lived in Watford for over 46 years and I want to be able to give back to the community. I want to contribute to making our local diverse community a safer, more environmentally friendly and diverse place to live.
What do you enjoy about living in Watford?
Watford has fast become a great cosmopolitan and inclusive town. It has been a wonderful place to raise my young family. It is a relatively safe town with great schools and a lovely shopping centre and various restaurants. A traditional family football club in Watford FC that many can resonate with. It has beautiful parks with Cassiobury park being voted a top UK park. It also has praying facilities to accommodate people of different religions.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy playing cricket in our local parks alongside my family and friends. I have a keen interest in local community issues and finding solutions.