I moved to Etal Village in 2008 from South Yorkshire with my wife and family to run Etal Post Office and The Lavender Tearooms. For me it's all about the community and the area. So when I was asked if I would like to be a Parish Councillor, I thought this would be a good opportunity to understand the area more and support the community. I have been in Ford PC since 2010 and became Vice Chairman in April 2012. From not being on any committees in South Yorkshire, I now find myself on several committees in the area.