: John Bevan: johnbevan@btconnect.com

    I have been in business as an antiquarian bookseller for over 50 years, first in Wells, then Ross-on-Wye and finally in Minal from 2004. I was a parish councillor for 12 years in Herefordshire before joining Minal PC in 2006. My particular concern for the local community is public access and regular maintenance of footpaths, stiles and gates. We are currently engaged in a programme to replace many old stiles with gates which are safer and more user-friendly.