I am honoured to serve this Village as a Parish Councillor. My background is farming and my father served in WW I & II. I love the countryside, and have three grown-up children, seven grand children and three great-grand children. I was an only child and now that my family has grown so much, it fills me with interest and wish to pass on the love of the countryside and all that it can tell us. Eastington is a great village and we are aware of the problems facing it. We know that to develop we need to grow, and to welcome people here – but we do not want to lose our Village status and to become a small town. We are blessed with so many amenities; a wonderful Community Centre, St. Michael and All Angels, the Methodist Church, shops and public houses. I praise the dedicated people who have now provided Allotments and Community Orchard and will do my best to support the community as well as I can.