Throughout the 38 years that Andy Aylott has lived in Stratton he has always been keen to promote village life and community involvement. During this time he has accumulated a wealth of experience and knowledge relating to local matters and concerns. Andy has been either councillor, chairman or vice chairman of Stratton Parish Council, for 15 of the last 19 years along with a 15 year stint as organiser of the Stratton Summer Fayre. Andy helped to start the current Stratton Youth Club and besides his present tenure as a parish councillor, his longest and still continuing service, is as the Chairman and Treasurer of the Stratton Village Hall Charity, a position he has held for some 26 years. Prior to retirement, Andy worked as a local authority accountant with Dorset County Council.