A resident in the Parish for over 16 years, Melvyn is currently Chairman of the Parish Council. He has run his own Property Development Company for 12 years and is a qualified Surveyor and Town Planner. This experience is likely to be called upon with plans to extend Gamston towards Tollerton. Living adjacent to the Village Hall in the heart of Gamston he was actively involved in helping to run the Summer Fete and Bonfire Night with his wife Sonia for 7 years. Taking a keen interest in local issues across the Parish he has sat on the Parish Council for 10 years.