Phillip Cooke

I have lived in the village for 22 years and we as a family have always appreciated what a great place it is to live! Since arriving in the village business commitments have kept me travelling away a lot, but I am now working part time and want to get more involved with HA in a way that makes a useful contribution.

I was co-promoter and writer of the village pantomime, Sinbad in 2002 and started the Hemingfords Community Theatre Group in 2019; we were within a week of staging another pantomime, Jack and the Wilted Beanstalk, when Covid intervened and large gatherings became a thing of the past! I was chairman of the Hemingford Abbots Village Hall Committee for a year.

Following a short-service commission in the Royal Air Force I returned to the commercial world. I have had my own business for 43 years and have developed leadership, publishing, events management and relationship skills that I hope will serve the Parish Council and village in some way.

My wife Sally and I have two children, 5 grandchildren, and two black cats, Hamish and Cobweb – and these felines love the village too, especially since a 20 mph speed limit was introduced!