David serves as a Cherhill Parish Councillor and as a Trustee of Cherhill Village Hall. He helped set up and was first chairperson of the Calne and District Community Link scheme and now chair the Calne Memory Club for people living with memory loss.
David has been a Trustee of Age Concern Wiltshire and Age UK Wiltshire since 1998 and was chairperson from 2002 for six years.
David is committed to involving people who use services in the planning of those services to keep them relevant to their need, particularly those who are lonely or disabled. He is interested in the setting up and development of voluntary groups in local communities to improve the quality of life of local people and is passionate about contributing to the development of services for older people to improve their quality of life throughout Wiltshire and Swindon.