: Chris Steward: 11 Dewsbury Court, York: Yorkshire Local Councils Association ,Poppleton Community Trust Observer.

    I have always lived in York and grew up in the nearby village of Askham Richard.  From 2010-2018 I represented the seat of Rural West York on the City of York Council which saw some boundary changes but always had Nether and Upper Poppleton as the cores of the ward.  When I was not re-elected in 2018 I was asked if I would like to sit on Nether Poppleton Parish Council where there were vacancies.  I was very  happy to help out and as a city councillor having covered seven Parish Councils one is a pleasure and it is great to hopefully add value.  Planning is generally the most interesting area, whether bid developments or the detail of specific houses but it is also about how we can improve the area whether helping shovel bark chippings outside or discussing grant applications or local transport problems in the monthly meeting