Photo Dave Metcalfe

David J Metcalfe B.Sc., C.Chem., M.R.S.C.

David is a Lancashire Lad by birth having been born and raised on dairy farm just to the east of Garstang. He was educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar School and subsequently worked in the laboratories of several local firms before joining the scientific staff of Lancashire River Authority.

David remained in the water industry for the rest of his career working with Blackburn Borough, North West Water and United Utilities. David specialised in the use of computing within laboratories and pioneered the integration of anlaytical equipment with data management systems. David retired from full time employment in 2005.

David is married to Isobel, they have 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

David has lived in the parish since 1998 and was initially co-opted onto the Parish Council in 2004. He has a keen interest in planning matters, local footpaths and the removal of fly tipping. David was priviledged to be elected as Vice Chairman in 2009 and subsequent years. David also liases with the local PACT committee on policing matters.

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