Just a short update: today it begins. I am now part of the Parish Council. Still six days to the first meeting, but my inbox is already filling with (directly copied) correspondence.
It is ruthlessly efficient, with each email marked ‘for information’ or ‘for action’. My first action is discharged straight away; confirming that I am unable to attend a pest control forum next Tuesday morning. A pan-District briefing, which covers a range of subjects all too tedious to cover in detail.
Of more interest; actions seem to be in place to get the newly elected District Councillor along to the next meeting. Toe-to-toe with my nemesis so soon; I will, of course, keep you posted.