Phil has represented most of this lovely rural area for almost 20 years.
He takes a real interest in all aspects of community life in the villages which he represents. As Vice Chairman of North Curry Parish Council, Phil understands how important the role of Parish councillors is in helping to shape the future of the local community, ranging from minor issues like dog bins to major housing developments. Phil also attends most Parish council meetings of the other Parishes he represents to try to keep on top of local issues.
Phil holds a range of voluntary roles, including footpath liaison officer, tree warden for North Curry, a member of the White Street sports management committee and chair of a local wildlife group. Phil led the establishment of a community woodland and works with other volunteers to manage the site for local residents. Flooding remains a serious threat to many in the Ward, not just from tidal rivers but as a result of poor maintenance of drains and roadside ditches.
Phil is looking forward to representing residents of Ruishton and Stoke St Mary which will be included in the enlarged Ward after May this year. Phil represented Ruishton and Thornfalcon for years prior to his move to North Curry.