Councillor David Packer
First elected in 2003David and his wife have lived in Dorset for more than 40 years, ever since he took up a senior military post at Blandford Camp. Leaving the RAF as a Wing Commander in 1976, he served as a local government director in the London Borough of Camden for ten years. Finally, he joined the board of a multi-national company before retiring some 20 years ago. It was then that he was able to take an active part in community affairs, and was elected to the East Dorset District Council, chairing several committees in turn. He had the honour of being Chairman of Council in 2004/2005, and is still a District Councillor representing Colehill West which includes Wimborne Minster Cranfield.
In the Wimborne Minster Town Council he is Chairman of the Planning and Environment Committee and serves on the Policy & Review and Resources Committees.
The healthiest place in Britain in which to live is East Dorset, with Wimborne being its most historic town. However, he is in favour of carefully managed change to fulfil the reasonable hopes and aspirations of the local people, and to bring them greater prosperity. He aims to make the Wimborne area an even more enjoyable place in which to live: now and in the future.