Cllr Keith Heaven

Ward: South  Party: Labour


Contact Details

9 Hythe Place



CT13 0RB

Tel: 01304 617197 (Guildhall office)


Statutory Register of Members Interests

Councillor Bio

I was born in a small Gloucestershire village and attended local schools. I was the  1,753,464th  baby born in the NHS.

I was the first child in my small local Primary School to pass the 11-plus since the Second World War. Thanks to the 1944 Education Act, I completed an Honours degree-course at Liverpool University on a full grant.

I then lived in that city for 16 years working in a variety of jobs, notably as a Hackney Cab driver for three and a half years before joining the Probation Service.

I married in 1984 and we have an adult daughter living near Ash.

I worked in the Probation Service for 30 years, first in Liverpool and Birkenhead, then moving to West Mercia where my favourite posts were in HMP Shrewsbury and in a Drug Rehabilitation Unit.

We moved to Kent in 2004. My wife has close relatives living locally and we enjoy the ease of access to the European mainland.

I worked for the Kent Probation Service in Margate , Folkestone and Maidstone Prison but took redundancy and early retirement in 2008, though I then took a number of short-term contracts in Maidstone Prison again.

Since retirement, I have been able to enjoy my hobbies of gardening, walking and wildlife photography.

Council Service

Joined Council: May 2019

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