Cllr Dave Clarke

Although I only took up residence in Keyworth in 2013, my association with the village goes back forty years. For the last 29 years of my working life, I was engaged as a Ministry of Defence Police Officer but as a civil servant rather than coming under the Home Office. I was trained in English, Scottish and Maritime Law having worked both sides of the border and had spent seventeen years as a boat officer. For twenty-two years I had been engaged in Defence Police Federation activities responsible for Health and Safety and Equality and Diversity. I also gained experience in conference organisation, grievance hearings and was a cascade trainer.

I am a member of the village conservation advisory team (CAAG) and Vicechair of Keyworth and District Local History Society (K&DLHS). In addition, I am a member of the U3A Archaeology and Architecture Group and am active with our local Patient Participant Group (Keyworth PPG), presently as Vicechair.

Outside the village I sit on the Open University Psychological Society committee and have done for eleven years organising conferences and running examination revision courses for students at the University of Warwick campus. For the past three years I have sat on the committee for the Council for British Archaeology – East Midlands branch.

I studied at the Open University, the University of Leicester and the University of St Andrews achieving a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, an Open Degree and two Diplomas. I am presently a member of the British Psychological Society (MBPsS).

I am delighted to have been co-opted onto Keyworth Parish Council. I see the Parish Council as a vital part of a community and the authority for making decisions on issues that affect and benefit the local community, and am looking forward to being someone our local community will look to for help, guidance and support.

Contact details: telephone 01159377341; email