Cllr Philip Blatchford
Philip was co-opted to the Parish Council in June 2022.
Philip is a member of the following:
To be confirmed
Cllr Blatchford's Register of Interests
I was born in Paulton Hospital and spent the first part of my life living on the edge of Midsomer Norton. Leaving home I moved to Chilcompton, joining the Parish Council and then the Village Hall committee after a few years (which after 7 years I Chaired for 3 years). I left the village and Parish Council some 17 years later moving to Binegar, joining that Parish Council a year later when a vacancy arose (and ran the village playground committee for a few of years), leaving in 2022 after selling our house having served 11 years. I am currently the Chair and Clerk to Emborough Parish Meeting, a post I have held since May 2016. I joined St Cuthbert Out Parish Council in June 2022.
I am trained as a Civil/Structural Engineer and am a qualified teacher, but worked in IT for 17 years prior to being made redundant, window cleaning for a number of years after that whilst growing our farm of mainly pedigree Ryeland/Coloured Ryeland sheep, Pedigree Highland Cows, alpacas and a range of poultry. We are currently trying to buy a farm to expand our business into and then intend working with local schools.
Other interests include carpentry, photography, our 2 dogs and I made play sets and ran the back stage for 12 years for the theatre of a local school. I am vice chair of the Ryeland Flock Book South West Committe, am currently setting up the Highland Cattle Club South West at the request of the Highland Cattle Society.
I have been married for almost 14 years.
- 20 Dalleston
Somerset BA3 4UD
- 07801 089765