MADAM -Could I, through your paper, thank the residents in Studley with Sambourne who placed their trust in me by voting for me at the local election on May 2 and giving me the opportunity to represent our villages.

In particular I would also like to thank the residents for the way they treated me on the doorstep. Many of the comments reflected the pride they felt about their villages, a pride I share.

The role of the district councillor is challenging but with the support of my colleagues, Clive Rickhards and Peter Hencher-Serafin, I am fully committed to doing the very best I can for our area.

Best wishes,

Neil Edden