We have appointed Gerald Davies as our local correspondent for the old Daventry district of Northamptonshire, and five communities in Ceredigion. It may seem a strange combination but while Gerald lives in Brixworth, about five miles north of Northampton, his heart is in mid Wales.
Gerald was raised on a farm in mid Wales and studied agricultural engineering, and then spent over 35 years in land-based education with responsibility for a large estate. Now he is retired, but continues to support land-based colleges in the evolution of their safety culture.
He has experience of the issues in which we are involved and has worked with various government agencies. A keen walker and hiker, Gerald spends as much time as possible in the hills, especially his native Wales.
Says Gerald: ‘I love spending time outdoors—the more remote the area the better. I am looking forward to this opportunity to support the work of the Open Spaces Society in protecting the places I love so much.’
The five Ceredigion electoral wards are: Llangeitho, Lledrod, Melindwr, Tregaron and Ystwyth.