My family have lived and farmed in Keevil for over 100 years and I am an experienced Parish Councillor, being first elected in 1979 and served as Chair and Vice Chair several times, and feel I could bring a wealth of knowledge a sense of humour and a bit of stability to the Council after a somewhat turbulent couple of years.

I am a strong supporter of the School with our Grandchildren being the fifth generation of the family attending there.

As one whose family both live and work within the village I understand that it needs to continue to evolve to reflect the needs of all, such as those expressed in the village survey, and will do my best to respect all views and opinions.

As a farmer and countryman I enjoy sharing my workplace with nature, doing my best to encourage wildlife and preserve local habitats, and like to see so many new faces enjoying it too.

FRANCIS BANFIELD  16, Main Street BA14 6LU

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