Pitmen supporter and HTFCSA committee member Paul Woodhead was elected as a Cannock Chase District Councillor for Hednesford. You will see him around the ground most match days, usually as Pitman Pete and in the Strikers Bar after the game where you can talk to him about any matters or issues of concern.

In these articles I want to bring the role of the councillor alive to you and ensure I am accountable to you as the elected representative for the ward in which the football club resides. I will highlight some of the things I get involved with and the decisions the council makes on your behalf. I will be available after most home games for a general conversation and we can arrange a private discussion should that be appropriate. Alternatively you can contact me by phone on 07930 120077 or by email paul.woodhead@greenparty.org.uk

I am away on a Councillor training course from Thursday until tomorrow and therefore unable to attend today but hopeful of a return to winning ways after the trip to Corby. #UTP

One of the aspects of the role of Councillor is the variety of projects I get involved with and this week is a good example with three major engagements.

You will find details of each of these elsewhere in the programme.

Firstly, is the potential housing development on the Keys Park car park where a public information day is being held from 3pm on Monday 6th February at Keys Park.

The second is an opportunity for the community to manage an area of woodland in Rawnsley where I am hosting a public information event later at 5:30pm on Monday 6th February at prospect Village Hall.

Finally, there is the arrival of our inaugural Artisan Market next Saturday 11th February just in time for Valentine’s Day shopping.

I hope you can support each or any of these community events.