A NEW councillor who has been co-opted to Bramshott and Liphook Parish Council has set out some of his aims for his time on the authority.

Cllr James Enticknap-Green (33) was co-opted to the parish council to fill one of the two vacancies.

Cllr Enticknap-Green said: “I’ve lived in Liphook most of my life, and I’m married with two step-children.

“I don’t plan to move out of the area, so I decided to give it a go and volunteer to be a parish councillor.

“I am a former Bohunt School pupil, and I now own my own business, Liphook Tree Surgeons.

“I have knowledge of recreation areas and open spaces, which need looking after, and I can bring that experience to the council.

“I also have knowledge of woodland management, and I can lend a hand with planning applications for trees and replanting schemes.

“I will help out where I can for the parish council, as the more I put in the more I will get out of it.

“I have been to a couple of meetings and I am a fast learner. I am the youngest member of the parish council, so I will see what some young blood can bring.”

Despite his expertise on managing and conserving rural areas, Cllr Enticknap-Green accepts the need for more housing.

He said: “I understand and have a realistic view on development of other areas to take our share of the ever-rising need for homes.”

Cllr Enticknap-Green is also helping disaster areas.

He said: “I have completed my pre-deployment training as a member of the Disaster Arborist Response Team, providing arborist skills and humanitarian aid in the wake of natural disasters overseas as a volunteer and helping them with ongoing training of other volunteers.”

For more details on the Disaster Arborist Response Team visit www.dartinternational.co.uk