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Hartford Parish Council is a civil local authority, being the first tier of local government. We are an elected corporate body whose 10 volunteer Councillors are elected to serve for four yearsParish Councils are non-political and not linked to any other organisation.

The activities of Hartford Parish Council fall into three main categories:

  • Representing the local community

  • Delivering services to meet local needs

  • Improving quality of life and community well-being

Hartford Parish Council’s responsibilities include parks and open spaces, sports facilities, public halls, and allotments.

Meetings of the Parish Council are held on the second Monday of every month (with the exception of August) at Hartford Village Hall. The Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council is held in May.

The Council employees two part-time employees: a Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, and a Village Hall Administrator.

Martin Llewellyn

Chair, Hartford Parish Council

My wife and I have lived in Hartford for over 30 years. I was a GP in the Weaverham Surgery for nearly thirty years, and retired in 2013. When I retired, I felt I still wanted to serve the community in some way and joined the Parish Council. My main hobby is music, and singing in particular. I am in two choirs, the Rivendell Singers and the choir of Sandiway Church, where I have worshipped for over thirty years. My wife and I are also keen narrow-boaters. I have enjoyed being part of the Parish Council over the last few years and feel it is a privilege to serve the community.

Rita Hollens

Councillor, Hartford Parish Council

My working life began at the London Stock Exchange but after moving to Cheshire I embarked on a new career in pre school education, specialising working with children with special needs. I gained a position with Vale Royal Borough Council, firstly in welfare and graduating to Community Care Manager for the whole of the Borough working with older people and people of all ages with disabilities. Outside the Parish Council I am a Trustee of Age UK Cheshire. In my leisure time I love to travel, enjoy working in my garden and exploring my family roots in genealogy.

Hazel Catt

Clerk & RFO, Hartford Parish Council

I have over 35 years experience working in public and voluntary sector jobs across the North West. I qualified as a Clerk in July 2017 whilst working as Town Clerk in Frodsham. I am married to Barrie and we have lived in Helsby for 20 years. We have five children and seven grandchildren (at the moment!)
Hartford is a lovely village so I am glad that I can serve the community as Parish Clerk.

Jane Taylor

Councillor, Hartford Parish Council

I moved to Hartford in April 2017 after taking early retirement from an HR and recruitment career within retail and banking. I look forward to serving my community and making Hartford a pleasant and enjoyable place for everyone despite the challenges facing a growing village. I enjoy cooking, keeping fit, playing the piano and learning French (neither particularly well!) as well as gardening at home and on my allotment.

Paul Manley

Councillor, Hartford Parish Council

I have lived in Hartford for over 30 years and both of my children have attended Hartford Manor primary where my wife is a Governor. I studied Computer Science at the University of Salford and have spent the years since in various technology and information security roles within both government and private sectors.

Robin Hunter

Vice-Chair, Hartford Parish Council

I have lived in Hartford since 2003. Having worked for HM Customs and Excise for 38 years, I took early retirement and joined the Canal & River’s Trust driving the trip boat at the Anderton Lift, and Group Scout Leader. I became a Magistrate in Central Manchester, later transferring to the Northwich Bench. I retired as a Magistrate when the Northwich Court was closed. In September 2017 I was co-opted onto the council; I saw this as an opportunity to get involved in local matters, feeling it is very important to maintain the village and its atmosphere.

Tom Dickerson

Councillor, Hartford Parish Council

I was trained and worked as a Research Scientist before I qualified and became a Dental Surgeon. I worked in North Manchester and Lincolnshire before I started my own Practice from scratch, in Staffordshire, and built it into a national award-winning dental practice. Along the way I trained new Dentists and Dental Nurses, while also gaining further qualifications.

Once retired, I focused on giving back to the local community. I have been, and still am very involved with Rotary, and was the President of Knutsford Rotary Club. Having reformed the Club at Knutsford, I joined Northwich Rotary Club. I have helped establish a new Club – Northwich Weaver Valley Rotary Club and
am in the process of establishing a new Rotaract Club within Northwich.

I decided to help the Hartford community, having lived within the parish for more than 20 years. Initially, I was co-opted, but have since been elected to the Council. Thank you for the opportunity to ‘Go Mad’ – to ‘go make a difference’, within Hartford.

I was part of the team that brought the ‘There but not there’ project, in Hartford, into fruition.

Within the Council I am a member of the Financial, Assets and General
Purposes Committee, the Human Resource Committee, the Planning
Committee, and the Public Image and Marketing Strategy Committee. I am also a member of the Village Hall Management Group.

Olivia Newey

Councillor, Hartford Parish Council

Biography coming soon.

George Garbett

Councillor, Hartford Parish Council

I have been a resident of Northwich since 1977 and moved to Hartford in 2016. I have a mechanical and electrical engineering background and spent over 32 years in the Telecommunications industry. When I was employed, I had an interest in the local team members and chaired a sports and social club for many years with the aim of supporting the employees and their families in the Northwich area. My hobbies are skiing, golf, game angling, DIY and recently gardening.

Adam James

Councillor, Hartford Parish Council

I moved to Hartford just over 2 years ago from Sale. Prior to that I had been in various places in London and the South East.
I am a keen rugby fan, following both Sale Sharks and Wales. I am also a very outdoors person having an allotment and also enjoying cycling, running and an aspiring golfer.
Keen supporter of local businesses including the Hartford based restaurants and pubs!

Susan Coorey

Councillor, Hartford Parish Council

We moved to Hartford in 2017 with the plan to make Hartford our forever home. I am a retired Registered nurse by profession but have always enjoyed serving my community and so wanted to reach out and become more involved in this beautiful and vibrant village. I enjoy involvement in social events and look forward to getting to know many of you at our village get togethers.

Should you see me around please do say hello.

Hartford News

The Newsletter of Hartford Parish Council

A team of volunteers is responsible for the production and distribution of the Parish Council’s newsletter, Hartford News, published ten times each year. It is compiled and designed by its editor, checked by a group of proofreaders and delivered to homes in the village by a hardy team of distributors. The editor always welcomes contributions from individuals and organisations in Hartford.

Picture of Hartford Village Hall

Contact Via Parish Clerk

Hugh Nixon

Handy Person

Pete Coe HPC handy person

Contact Via Parish Clerk

Pete Coe


I’ve been a Hartford resident for over 12 years moving to here from Norley where I’d lived for over 15 years. I retired at the beginning of 2022 having spent over 40 years as a Landscape Architect, mainly as a consultant in the private sector but also in Local Government. I’m a volunteer with the Woodland Trust and at Marshall’s Arm and I’m really looking forward to giving something back to my local community.

Vicky Herbert

Hartford Village Hall Administrator

The Village Hall is run by a management committee. The objects of the Committee are:

To provide facilities for the education, recreation and other leisure-time occupations to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Hartford.

To maintain and operate Hartford Village Hall and ground pertaining thereto for activities promoted by the Committee in furtherance of the above.

H Peplow

PC, Hartford

I would like to introduce myself as your local neighbourhood Beat Manager. I cover Hartford and Greenbank local area. I have been in police for over 4 years with most of my service as a response
officer covering Winsford and Tarporley. I am looking forward to getting to meet the residents of Hartford and being a part of the community and tackling the problems. My message about what I do
is simple, I will be there for your local policing needs, provide reassurance and visibility. Address your community needs and will proactively targeting those individuals who commit crime.

Simon Donnelly

PCSO, Hartford

I joined Cheshire constabulary in 2022 as a PCSO and I am looking forward to working in the community of Hartford and Greenbank.
I am looking forward to working with the local community and partner agency’s helping with any local issues and getting to know the community.
If you see me out and about, please feel free to come and have a chat.

Patricia Parkes

CWaC Councillor, Hartford & Greenbank

Cheshire West and Chester Council
1st Floor, 4 Civic Way
Ellesmere Port
CH65 0BE

Mobile: 07903394869

Martin Loftus

CWaC Councillor, Hartford & Greenbank

Cheshire West and Chester Council
1st Floor, 4 Civic Way
Ellesmere Port
CH65 0BE

Mobile: 07900133405