Philip Hawkins – Heavitree
I enjoy looking after my daughter, Amelia -or rather ferrying her around in Dad’s taxi –and spending time looking after pets. In the summer I paddle about, or more often than not pull - the family canoe along small rivers and tributaries, collecting whatever we find, before then having a picnic and a splash.
Exeter has become a home for me, albeit over 25 years ago, when I went to Art College here. From there I did my PGCE and ended up as an art tutor for 10 years. Unsurprisingly the values of creativity are important to me.
But creativity and relaxation of course don’t solve everything. I have worked in mental health/addictions for five years and appreciate the problems that people, and their families, face. And Covid has also exposed our communities’ frailties, particularly for the elderly and our children. Community resilience matters more than ever.
Clearly, there has been a lot of good work going on in Heavitree, and I look forward to meeting all those involved. I would love to hear about your ideas for projects or support groups. I’m sure I have a lot to learn. I am old school and prefer, where possible, human contact, so please phone me, contact me directly via email, and let’s meet up!