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Cllr David Craze

Wivenhoe Town Mayor 2002/03

Cllr David Craze was born in Chiswick, London (doesn’t say when!) and subsequently  lived in Cyprus, Malta, Malaysia and Scotland due to his father being an army officer.  

After gaining a 2.1 Honours degree in Chemistry and subsequently an MSC in Analytical Chemistry, he worked initially for BP Chemicals before becoming a teacher.

He has been married to Angela for 25 years, who is also a teacher, and came here to Wivenhoe in 1985. Clare and Simon both attended Millfields School but rather along time ago! 

Since moving to Wivenhoe, David has been involved with the Wivenhoe Cricket Club, the Sailing Club and Gilbert & Sullivan Society. He has previously been Chairman of Wivenhoe Society (for 6 years) and enjoyed a good relationship with the Town Council to which he was first co-opted and then elected four years ago.

He has written a book ‘Wivenhoe, A Portrait in Old Picture Postcards’ and was involved in the organisation of the celebrations to welcome Dene Park residents into Wivenhoe in June 1997.

As Deputy Mayor, he has chaired the Town Council’s Planning Committee. During his time on the Council, he has been a member of the Millennium Celebrations Working Party, General Amenities Working Party, William Loveless Hall Working Party and is currently on the Cook’s Section 106 Working Party. He has been chairing the Working Party that is organising Wivenhoe’s Jubilee Celebrations and believes a very exciting and adventurous programme has been put together which he hopes will be well supported.   

David is looking forward to his Mayoral year with anticipation, and hopes to raise plenty of money for the Youth of Wivenhoe and the Arts, as well as fulfilling his duties as Chairman of Wivenhoe Town Council. 

May 2002

NB:  David Craze raised £3,360 in his year through the Mayor’s Charity Fund – for report click here