Letter: Service to community

I WOULD like to thank Trevor Dayneswood (letters, February 2) for drawing attention to my long standing service to the community, examples of which have been given in literature recently delivered to homes in Slinfold.

My service extends beyond my own parish by helping a number of charities in the Horsham District and serving on one of the committees of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales where we seek better tax legislation for the UK.

Previously I was a Scout Leader in Horsham and Shipley. If elected to serve as a district councillor, I would give the same commitment to each of the parishes in the ward of Itchingfield (including Barns Green), Slinfold and Warnham. I hope voters will take this and my long record of community service into account when casting their vote in the by-election on February 16 for Horsham District Council.

STUART RITCHIE

Conservative candidate for Itchingfield, Slinfold and Warnham ward of Horsham District Council

Dorking Road, Warnham