I have lived in this area all my life, my family having farmed land in Elsted and Harting parishes for 90 years. I was District Councillor for Harting for 20 years, was elected to serve on Harting Parish Council in 2015, and have been a parish councillor for Elsted since 1987. I am also a member of the South Downs National Park Authority. Among my interests are planning and local history. It is likely that Parish Councils will have to carry out tasks currently done by others. We must be prepared to meet that challenge.