MADAM - If you will allow me, I would like to thank the voters of Stroud’s Valley Ward for electing me as their new Green Party Stroud district councillor and say that I will endeavour to represent the best interest of all residents of the ward.

I would also like to correct a small inaccuracy in your recent report of my election: I was previously chairman of the planning committee on Stroud town council, not on Stroud District Council where I was a member of the planning committee but not chairman.

Martin Baxendale

Stroud district councillor (Green Valley)