Sara and I moved to Firle in 2000, and we spent four very happy years as a family living here, before leaving to work abroad in 2004. We returned home in December 2020 when my career in aviation came to a premature end, as the industry was hit hard with the fallout from the pandemic.

In many ways, the village we left is very much the village we have returned to after 16+ years away, and I see that as a positive thing. Many familiar names and faces, and many new, but the fabric and heart of the village remains so special and in many ways unique. It is a privilege to live in Firle, and I want to support the Firle Community Association to achieve its aims for the long term benefit of all.  I am also on the Village Hall and Playing Fields Committee and the Firle Community Land Trust, who will like all other village groups, work in partnership with the FCA.