I joined the parish council last year and am also on the planning committee. I will represent the views of our community and bring an empathetic and unbiased view to the role. My husband and I have lived in Nyewood for 8 years and are involved with fundraising initiatives for the new village hall. I spent many years in education, initially as a teacher, latterly as a special needs coordinator. I was also a member, then chairperson, of two parent teacher associations.