Hartford Parish Council

Serving the people of Hartford

Marshalls Arm

Hartford PC: The Clerk

Cllr Phil Herbert

Cllr Phil Herbert


Committees & Working Groups

  • Full Council
  • Speed Watch Working Group
  • Planning Working Group

On leaving the Royal Navy (Fleet Air Arm) I trained as an Operating Theatre Technician working at a busy accident and emergency hospital; this lead me to a career in the medical equipment manufacturing industry, which I continued up to retirement – the later years running my own limited company that specialised in anaesthetic equipment.

I have a degree in history and landscape archaeology which, although never putting to use career wise, has stood me in good stead over the past couple of years in reference to obtaining archaeological mitigation for the housing developments that are now under way in Hartford. I have particular interest in the Roman Road, Watling Street Nth, that follows the line of Chester Rd, and its association with Romano-British remains.

I also have interest in the site of the WWII Albemarle bomber crash ( the car park facing the parade of shops on Chester Road), and to make the history of this event available for the interest of residents, I have produced a record in book form that is available for reading by arrangement with the Village Hall Administrator.

A recent foray of mine into matters historical revealed that the Green Field and allotments were gifted as a memorial field to the Parish Council in 1916 to commemorate the Cheshire fallen of World War I - this resulting in the new memorial stone that can be seen there.

Being a parish councillor has many rewards I have found, not the least being the many residents I have met in the course of my duties.

My wife and I moved to Hartford in 1993.