A new parish councillor is looking to play his part in making a village an even nicer place to live.
Paul Williams was recently co-opted onto the Pegswood authority.
The 41-year-old, married with one son aged seven, is a project manager who helps businesses and public sector organisations with their recruitment.
Following discussions with fellow councillors, he has taken on a leading role for the environment.
Coun Williams said: “Getting involved in public life is something I’ve always wanted to do and so I’m thrilled to be co-opted onto the parish council.
“It’s a great opportunity to have an input into the future development of the village and I will also be looking into what the authority can do to improve what is available for young people, including a potential skate park.
“Pegswood is a great place to live and the Welfare Park is a big asset, but I think it can be used more often for events and activities.
“As part of my environment role, I will be looking to set up a Friends of Welfare Park group with representation from all areas of Pegswood. The first big activity I’m involved in is a village street cleaning day, which will take place later this month.”