I have been involved with the village since early childhood when my father was building the first phase of Hillcrest Avenue. I first lived in the village in Poppleton Hall Gardens in the early 1970’s. I then moved several times and spent almost 30 years in Church Lane, Nether Poppleton moving to Model Farm, Upper Poppleton in December 2018. I was co-opted on to the Parish Council in Upper Poppleton in 2019. I am involved with the Parish Council because of the love of the villages and believe that Poppleton is easily the nicest village in the York area.