Hartford Parish Council

Serving the people of Hartford

Marshalls Arm

Hartford PC: The Clerk

Cllr Robin Hunter

Cllr Robin Hunter

I have lived in Hartford since 2003, previously I lived in Hale, Altrincham for 19 years where my children completed their education. My first wife died from a terminal disease in 2009 and I married my current wife in 2012. I have three children and three stepchildren, so between us we have 14 grandchildren ranging in age from six months to 22 years, (Christmas gets expensive!).

I am now fully retired. I worked for HM Customs and Excise for 38 years finally as a Computer Audit Manager leading a team of specialist audit staff; I took early retirement to care for my first wife; after she died I was fortunate to get a job with Canal & River's Trust (formerly British Waterways) driving the trip boat at the Anderton Lift and giving a commentary.

I was involved with the Scout association in Altrincham District as a scout leader and as the Group Scout Leader, having got involved through my son's membership of a troop. In 2002 I became a Magistrate in Central Manchester and later transferred to the Northwich Bench. I retired as a Magistrate when the Northwich Court was closed down.

I saw a notice in the Hartford News asking for anyone interested in becoming a councillor to apply. I felt that my past experience in both voluntary posts and the workplace may be an advantage to the Parish Council and the wider community and felt I could serve in this roll and it would be an opportunity to get involved in local matters. I attended the September 2017 meeting of the council and was fortunate in getting co-opted onto the council. I look forward to getting involved and am already sure my fellow councillors will help me through my early days in this post.

My personal interests include my Narrow Boat on the River Weaver, the countryside, dancing, crosswords, my garden and of course our grandchildren.

I feel it is very important to maintain the village and its atmosphere and I look forward to working with my fellow councillors to that end.