Peter Jones

Stafford Borough Councillor for Eccleshall Ward email:
updated on 26th November 2023

Peter Jones, 25 Wheelwright Drive, Eccleshall, Staffs, ST21 6LB

01785 851381 / 07815 419166

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As one of the two Borough Councillors for the Eccleshall ward Peter is able to speak on your behalf to officers of the Council regarding the many things that they are responsible for. A popular one is planning applications, your own and neighbours.

The Borough Council is responsible for Planning, Street Scene and Parking, Recreation and Open Spaces, Refuse collections, recycling and much more.

See the ‘who is responsible’ for what page on this website click here.


Along with his wife Joy, Peter coordinates the Eccleshall Voluntary Car Scheme which provides transport to medical  appointments for folk from the Eccleshall area.

The scheme which started in 2018 is supported by 12 voluntary drivers who use their own vehicles and give their time freely.

If you have a need for medical appointment transport or might be able to give some time as a voluntary driver do please contact me.

01785 851381 / 07815 419166



Peter continues to serve on the Planning Committee of Borough Council and now also serves on the Community Well Being Scrutiny Committee, Employee Appeals & Disciplinary Committee and Public Appeals Committees.      


Peter serves as the chairman of the Stafford District Access Group which looks into the access for people with access difficulties, wheelchair users etc.

For more information on the work of the Group visit

Peter also represents the Council on the Stafford and District Arts Council.


I hold a drop-in session every month on a Saturday between 10am and 12 noon.

The next sessions are on 9th December 2023 and
 6th January 2024,

An opportunity to have chat, raise  a concern or simply ask a question.

telephone 01785 851381 / 07815 419166
and email or


Peter and Joy were once again coordinating the volunteer staff on the admission gate at the show on Saturday 2nd September.

Among the visitors was the Mayor and Mayoress Councillor and Mrs Andy Cooper and the Member of Parliament for Stafford Theo Clarke and her family and Borough and County Councillor Jeremy Pert.

The weather was marvellous and the show had a large number of visitors and competitors

The Mayor and Mayoress with one of the show’s main sponsors James Du Pavey.

The admission gates had been re configured to make access to the show ground a little easier.

Peter would like to thank the volunteers who manned the gates from 10am until 4pm.


The elections for the 15 places on the Eccleshall Parish Council took place every four years and this year on Thursday 4th May 2023.

Both Joy Jones and Peter stood for seats on the Parish Council, Peter was successful but Joy fails to retain her seat on the council.

The election for the chairman and Vice Chairman took place at the annual meeting on May 17 when Ros Taylor was elected as the new chairman and Chris Wilkins as the new vice chairman.

There was a vacancy for the Slindon Ward which was filled when Mitchell Gosling was co-opted on Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at thr Parish Council meeting.

Further details on the Parish Council can be obtained from the parish clerk Stacey Worden on 01785 282296 or email



As we went into the election on May 4th Eccleshall had two Conservative Councillors, Peter Jones and Jeremy Pert and a Conservative controlled Borough Council.

After the votes were counted on Friday 5th May Eccleshall still had two Conservative Councillors Peter and Jeremy but control of the Borough Council had fallen into the hands of a coalition of Labour (13), Green (5) and Independent (7) Councillors..

Jeremy was elected as the leader of the Conservative Group of Councillors and Peter was elected as the chairman of the Conservative Group.