Keith Merrie MBE

District Councillor for Ellistown & Battleflat

Contact Information:

30 Rushby Road
Ellistown
Coalville
Leics
LE57 1FR

Mobile: 07596 112270
E-mail: keith.merrie@nwleicestershire.gov.uk

Keith has lived in Ellistown for many years, having settled here after serving 22 years in the British Army. Keith is married to Catherine with three children Jordan aged 27, Nicola aged 25 and Ella aged 9. As well as being a Parish Councilor Keith has been elected to represent the Ellistown & Battleflat ward as a District Councilor. Keith is already actively involved in the local community as the the Vice-Chair of Governors at Ellistown Primary School where he chairs the Finance and Premises committees. Keith has over 20 years’ experience of working as a senior Health, Safety & Environmental (HSE) Manager in high-risk HSE environments (Hermes, Rolls Royce, British Midland, DHL, & MOD - Army). Keith now works for Essentra a global manufacturing business as the Regional Health, Safety & Environmental Manager Europe. Keith is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH).

Formally a Warrant Officer with the Royal Corps of Signals, Keith was awarded a Military MBE in 2002 for his work with the rehabilitation, through sport, of personnel who had suffered spinal injuries. Keith volunteered to be a Parish Councilor to improve local people’s lives and to be part of a strong team to continue with the good work already completed. Keith is committed to improving the village of Ellistown. As your Parish & District Councilor Keith will always be on hand to help residents with local issues in the village and campaign for local services.