I moved to Hilton in 1982 with my wife and two children. This soon became three. They have now all married and moved away, – although two of them would like to move back to the village, the place does that to you. Apart from a three year break, I have been on the Parish Council since 1992.
My working life was in the agricultural industry. Before retirement I was involved in helping DEFRA devise the various Countryside Stewardship schemes and training farmers to implement them. I hope some of the knowledge I gained can be put to good use looking after our village.