Report to Annual Parish Meeting

I am David Palmer, a retired IT consultant and have been a Parish Councillor since 2005.

I am the representative for footpaths on the Parish Council. I clear some footpaths, repair stiles and investigate any problems that are reported to me by parishioners. When necessary I report any that I cannot deal with to Gloucestershire County Council Rights of Way team.

I am also the NNPC representative on the Monument Trust and together with a group of other volunteers have been clearing scrub from the hill around the monument.

I am active in monitoring planning applications and try to ensure that neighbours have been consulted. This year I have been very bust with the partially successful fight to prevent unscrupulous developers from blighting our parish with vast arrays of unnecessary solar panels.

I take an active interest in local events and help out whenever I can.

Last year I prepared the soil around the new cemetery path, sowed grass seed and watered it regularly until the grass was established.

David Palmer