Cllr Eric Davey

Ward: Dibden Purlieu

Address: 33 Heatherstone Avenue, Dibden Purlieu, SO45 4LT

Telephone:  023 8084 8372

Email: eric.davey@hytheanddibden.gov.uk

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Committees and External Bodies: 

Personnel Committee (Chairman)

Planning Committee

Awards Group

Memorials Group

Representative on Friends of Forest Front

Representative on Hythe and Dibden Woodland and Waterside Group

Representative on Waterside Heritage

My Current Work: Retired

About me: I am new to the Parish Council having been elected in 2015. Although somewhat senior in years I feel that an age mix across the council is essential to good governance.

My previous career is in 3 distinct chapters.

I joined the army as an apprentice soldier at the age of 15 where I trained to be a cartographer and map maker/surveyor, a role I carried out in the Royal Engineers   for 26 years. During my service I was awarded an MBE for  survey operations carried out on the Kenya/Ethiopia border. I finished my career as the Regimental Sergeant Major of 42 Survey Engineer Regiment near Andover.

On my retirement I  passed the Executive Officer entrance exam to the Civil Service where I served for 20 years in Salisbury, Andover, Woking and Southampton in the DHSS. This experience was to enlighten me on the problems that confront some of our less fortunate citizens. I   attained the rank of Higher Executive Officer during my service.

On retirement from the civil service I spent 4 years employed in a local nursery where I obtained a national certificate in the use of herbicides, pesticides and  insecticides. This experience enhanced my love of gardening.

I have been married to Janet for 55 years have two sons and have lived  in Dibden Purlieu for 26 years.

My reason for becoming involved with local government  was to pursue my interests in the environment and its protection and to support efforts of the local council to raise standards of living by  a dedicated security team that reduces instances of anti social behaviour  and vandalism.