Cofton Village Hall is run by a Board of Trustees supported by a small management team. There are currently six trustees and their details are below. The Board intends to add more Trustees once the Hall is up and running and these will be drawn from regular users of the Hall so that their views and needs are represented.
I have lived in Cofton Hackett for over 50 years with my wife and two daughters both of whom are now married with grown up children. I spent all my 43 years working life in the Motor Industry firstly, at Austin Motor Company in Longbridge and the last 25 years at Jaguar Cars in Coventry as a Vehicle Engineering Manager, retiring in 2003.
I have served on Cofton Hackett Parish Council for many years commencing in the early 1970’s, as Chairman in the 1980’s. For the last 12 years I have been chairman of the Parish Council Planning Committee.
As a long standing resident and Parish Councillor, my role on the board of Trustees for Cofton Village Hall is for historic reference for the site along with associated local aspects, having initially carried out early negotiations with the developers.
I have lived in Cofton Hackett since 2015, when I moved into the East Works development. I work as a journalist and am involved in several local charities, particularly those that help young people. I am delighted to be involved in this excellent new project for my community.
I was born and raised in Nottingham and worked in Medical Schools in London and Birmingham before leaving academic life to work for different companies in the pharmaceutical industry. I co-founded a consultancy company serving the pharmaceutical industry and remain employed on a part time basis.
I have lived in Cofton Hackett since 2001 and became a member of Cofton Hackett Parish Council in 2017. I am currently the Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the parish council. I joined the Trustees of Cofton Village Hall CIO and was elected Treasurer in July 2018. Our leisure time is taken up with walking and gardening and we enjoy combining foreign travel and hiking.
Rev Canon Rob Fieldson
I have been Vicar of Cofton Hackett and Barnt Green for the last 24 years, and we have brought up our family in Cofton Church Lane. Before entering the church I worked as an economist. As a trustee I bring a detailed knowledge of the local community, and of the practicalities of running a similar hall in Barnt Green.
I am currently Chairman of Cofton Hackett Parish Council, having joined the Council in 2012. I have been involved with the new Cofton Village Hall since it’s inception and am now a Trustee looking after communications and marketing. I have lived in Cofton Hackett for 25 years and spent much of my working life as a press officer and PR manager with BT.
I am a retired headteacher and volunteered to join the Cofton Village Hall Trustees as I have experience of lettings, hall hire, fundraising and organising after school clubs and activities. I have lived in Cofton Hackett for 25 years.
I moved onto the East Works development in 2015 with my wife and our two daughters. My professional life has been based around senior procurement and governance roles and I have held voluntary positions in other local organisations. I believe the Village Hall will be a great asset to the local residents and I hope that I can help this vision become a reality.