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 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.”