David Wildman

David was born in February 1942 in Kettering, Northhants. 

He married Margaret on the 26th of June 1999 at St Ismael’s church in Rosemarket. Margaret was born in Solva, and they lived for a time in Freystrop before moving in 2000 to Lucy Walters Close in Rosemarket.

 David and Margaret’s wedding at St Ismael's church, Rosemarket 

David held many roles within Rosemarket as well as with organisations across Pembrokeshire, always striving to help the local community. David was retired when he stood for election to be a councillor and put in a lot of work while in his post which was almost a 24/7 job. 

David says that he couldn’t have done it without the support of his wife Margaret, who was also involved in the community. He says that she was the driving force behind most of the fundraising. 

David was a member of Rosemarket Community Council, and was an attendee at Burton Community Council. 

David produced the Community Newsletter, Keep in Touch which consisted of approximately 28 – 34 pages and was published 3 to 4 times a year. David initially edited, funded and delivered these newsletters with Margaret.  Delivering them was no small task, given that the large area covered by the newsletter which included every household in Rosemarket, Burton and the surrounding areas! Funding to help support ‘In Touch’ was eventually provided by both Community Councils and a network of volunteers helped deliver the magazine for many years. 

We are periodically uploading these newsletters to this Website (and they are a great read!).   

David committed himself to his work before he resigned from all posts on 28th February 2013, after which he then relocated to Wiltshire for family reasons.  

The following is a list of his career whilst living in Pembrokeshire:

  • Pembrokeshire County Councillor (1999 – 2013)
  • Cabinet Member – Adult Services & Care (2004 – 2013)
  • Older persons Champion
  • Chair Older Persons Strategy Group
  • Chair NSF Steering Group
  • Chair Good Neighbour Scheme Project Board
  • Chair Adult Co-ordinating committee (Recently amalgamated with PIZZA Group)
  • Member Pembrokeshire Strategic Partnership Board
  • Vice Chair Corporate Governance Committee
  • Member Senior Staffing Committee
  • Member Employee Liaison Committee
  • Member Voluntary Sector Liaison Committee
  • Member Age Concern Executive
  • Member Physically Impaired People of Pembrokeshire Committee (Hon. Vice President)
  • Member SHAPES (Community Equipment) Board
  • Member Care & Repair Board (Chair 3 years)
  • Member Older Persons Mental Health Strategy Group
  • Member Food & Health Strategy Group
  • Member Falls Prevention Group
  • Member Adult Protection Committee
  • Chair Southwest Area Liaison Group
  • Member Welsh Local Government Association
  • Member Social Services Policy Group (WLGA)
  • Member Data Unit Board
  • Member Joint Council for Wales
  • Member Reserve Forces & Cadets Association for Wales
  • Vice Chairman Local Health Board                      
  • Chairman LHB Governance Committee               
  • Member LHB Clinical Governance Committee

These ceased on the 30th September 2009

  • Board Member Hywel Dda Health Board – Since June 2010
  • Older Persons Champion & Dignity & Respect Champion
  • Chair Safeguarding Board
  • Attend in Advisory Role: - Older Persons Health & Well-Being Overview & Scrutiny Committee
  • Previous planning group involvement: South Pembrokeshire Hospital
  • De-Clare Court Extra Care Scheme
  • Gave Presentations/ talks on regular basis:
  • Cabinet – NSF, OPSG,
  • 50+ Forums
  • Lunch Clubs
  • Other Groups – Crossroads – Carers groups etc
  • Chair of the Annual Older Persons Conference (5 No )
  • Launch new ventures i.e., Prime Cymru, Older Persons Awareness Day
  • Regularly visit Day Centres and Care Homes
  • Meals on Wheels deliveries
  • Attended all AGM’s when free i.e., MAP, Mind, Crossroads, Paul Sartori, etc
  • Regularly put on charity events in community 4 – 5 times a year.
  • Regularly put-on fund-raising events for St Non’s Ward Withybush (Mental Health) something like £40,000.00 raised in total
  • Governor of Burton School and Llangwm School
  • Rosemarket Parochial Church Council Member
  • Rosemarket Village Hall Treasurer
  • Burton Luncheon Club Treasurer