bexleyRepresentative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Bexley

Major David Hewer OBE TD DL

Appointed Rep DL: 2000

Major Hewer completed 20 years service in the Royal Corps of Signals (TA) and 40 years service with HM Customs and Excise, retiring as Assistant Chief Investigation Officer and Head of Maritime Branch. He enjoys reading, playing with his grandchildren and assisting the staff at their primary

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Bexley’s representative Deputy Lieutenant, Major David Hewer OBE TD D, and the Mayor of Bexley, Councillor Geraldene Lucia-Hennis, planting a tree to celebrate National Tree Planting Week 2019.

The Lord Lieutenant, Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, CStJ, FRSA, FBCS, encouraged the borough’s Deputy Lieutenants to plant a tree during this year’s event. Major Hewer contacted the Council and a decision was taken to plant a Blue Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica Glauca) in the grounds of the beautiful Danson House in Danson Park, Bexley. The tree was placed very close to where the Lord Lieutenant himself planted a tree in 2018.

Set overlooking the award-winning Danson Park, Danson House is a Grade I listed Palladian villa, It was officially re-opened by HM Queen Elizabeth II in July 2005. Built by Sir John Boyd in 1766 for his second wife Catherine Chapone, Danson House was originally designed by architect Sir Robert Taylor (who was also the architect of the Bank of England). In the twentieth century, the house fell into an almost ruinous state. In 1995 English Heritage identified the house as ‘the most significant building at risk in London’, signalling the start of a decade of restoration. In 2005 the restored interior opened to the public for the first time in thirty years.


Trio of Bexley Organisations win Faith Award

Bexley’s winners are Basics of Sikhi Sunday Katha in the Inspiring Youth category; Bexley Interfaith Forum in the Interfaith Relations section; and part of the Promoting Inclusion winners is the Yog Foundation. Their work was celebrated at the London Faith and Belief Community Awards ceremony on November 26 at the Royal Society of Medicine.

The Faith and Belief Forum is an interfaith organisation, supported by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater London’s Council on Faith.

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