Peter Jones

Stafford Borough Councillor for Eccleshall Ward

www.peterwjones.co.uk email: peterwjones@btinternet.com
Updated 5th April 2019

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

01785 851381 / 07815 419166  peterwjones@btinternet.com

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Elections

Welcome to my website in which I hope to give you some details about me, my political life, my private life and my family.

Stafford Borough Council Elections
Thursday 2nd May 2019

Your Conservative Candidates


Please use your TWO VOTES in this year’s local
Borough Elections to return
Peter Jones and Jeremy Pert


Peter Jones

Peter and Joy have four grown-up children and six grandchildren and have lived in Eccleshall for over 26 years, the first 20 as the town’s newsagent.
Peter has served on the Eccleshall Parish Council for 24 years, he has served as chairman and currently as deputy chairman.
He has been a member of the Stafford Borough Council for eight years serving on Planning, Audit & Accounts and Licensing committees.
In 2015 / 2016 he had the honour of serving as The Mayor and in 2018 / 2019 as Deputy Mayor of Stafford Borough.  He holds monthly surgeries in the library talking to residents and listening. He has been the organiser of the Eccleshall Festival for the past 10 years, and for the past 21 years has produced the Eccleshall Guide .  He founded the Eccleshall Voluntary Car Scheme and with a team of volunteer drivers provides transport for medical appointments.  He volunteers at Eccleshall Show, Gatehouse Theatre and  Stafford Talking Newspapers for the Blind. He is a Rotarian and member of Holy Trinity Church
peterwjones@btinternet.com 01785 851381/ 07815 419166 www.peterwjones.co.uk


Jeremy Pert

Has twenty years experience working at all levels delivering in local communities, originally as a Parish councillor on Eccleshall Parish Council and more recently as a Borough Councillor and Cabinet Member on Stafford Borough Council as well as the County Councillor on Staffordshire County Council.  

As Eccleshall County Councillor has delivered highways improvements, proposed speed limit reductions in Norton Bridge and Cotes Heath and road side vehicle speed monitoring devices to address community concerns over the speed of vehicles.  Has been at the forefront of the wider Stafford area being accredited as Dementia Friendly and working to reduce social isolation.

Has lived in Croxton for the past twenty-two years with his partner and is a strong believer that ‘if you want to build community in someone’s neighbourhood, then you have to start in your own’.

For more information and contact details : www.jeremypert.co.uk




Delivering for Eccleshall


Eccleshall People Helping Eccleshall People

In May 2018 Peter Jones founded the
Eccleshall Voluntary Car Scheme he operates the scheme with the help of his wife Joy and seven other local voluntary drivers. The scheme now has over a hundred registered passengers and helps folk without transport get to medical appointments


Peter Jones

Fighting to make sure the views of the individual count



Peter has promoted Eccleshall Businesses and
organisations through the annual production of the
Eccleshall Guide, now in its 21st year


For the past ten years Peter has coordinated the Eccleshall Festival culminating in the Festival Street Market attracting thousands of visitors to the town and its businesses


Please use your TWO VOTES in this year’s
local Borough Council elections to return

Peter Jones and Jeremy Pert


Jeremy Pert

Has consistently supported local Eccleshall people by

protecting employment, following the closure of GIST at Raleigh Hall

maintaining services following the removal of the 8am bus in Eccleshall

supporting the High Street through securing additional car parking
supporting the development of new groups and activities including the Carers Café, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards scheme, and the BeConnected Friendship Group
As the Cabinet Member for Communities on the       Borough Council has amongst other things :

Consistently worked to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping in the Borough - reducing rough sleeper numbers by 50% from 2016 to 2018, with that work recognised in the House of Lords and through Ministerial visits as well as a visit from the Speaker of the Commons

                                            Secured funding for the Domestic Violence Refuge and to fund                                            a mental health worker to support the victims of domestic violence

Worked to enable greater community wellbeing through launching the Stafford parkrun, taking place weekly on the Isabel Trail, Stafford


Councillor Jeremy Pert with Mrs. Heather Wheeler MP, Housing Minister at Stafford’s Women’s Refuge—November 2018


Delivering for Eccleshall


DELIVERING FOR ALL LOCAL RESIDENTS

Jointly we have a combined forty years of experience of successfully working in the local community - helping to consistently deliver things that matter most to local people – whether that be in terms of :-

    supporting new services – like Eccleshall Community Transport

    fighting to maintaining crucial existing services – like bus services

    supporting significant community concerns – like the speed of vehicles through our rural     communities, and

   finding new ways to deliver services in a more cost effective way


We are your local team, with a consistent record of being at the forefront of community development and support.


We have worked proactively on delivering your aspirations for the local area by making any money available go just that little bit further, creating the option for jobs whilst trying to protect local services.


We have done this whilst maintaining :-

Consistent investment in local people and groups

Consistent investment in the local economy, to keep unemployment locally at record low levels

Delivery of a significant investment in leisure facilities in Stone with a new £9.6m swimming pool and sports hall

A low Council Tax over a consistently long period without any reduction to the services we undertake

A safe area to live – with low rates of crime and fear of crime

In addition, we have fought to make sure the views of individuals count :-


Against inappropriate development ensuring that rural areas do not get overtaken by development and the town grows to meet local needs,  in line with the Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Against the loss of services within the local area


For developing a range of housing options – including developing affordable homes for local people which everyone can afford

For ensuring the voice of local people is consistently heard across the wider area

On 2nd May 2019, we commit, if re-elected, to work on your behalf locally to maintain the focus we have shown to deliver :-

Low cost Council Tax area

Maintain the key services delivered today

A safe and thriving community to live and work locally

A strong, highly-regarded voice for the people of the area


THE BOROUGH ELECTION IS ABOUT

STAFFORD BOROUGH
AND WHO YOU WANT TO RUN YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL


OUR ACHIEVEMENTS


OUR PLANS


COUNCIL TAX
10 years below inflation,
5 years NO increase at all
1 year 2% Reduction

PEER REVIEW
Nationally regarded by
Independent Review
Highly valued front line services
Excellent rated financial
management

LEISURE
Built two new leisure centres
Transformed Victoria &
Wildwood parks
Delivered the first purpose built Odeon Luxe 2D & 3D cinema


REGENERATION
New shops in Stafford & Stone
Occupancy rates above
national average
Brand new multi storey car park
Expansion of successful evening economy
Support continued expansion of Stafford College
Complete Local Plan Review to protect over development


COMMUNITY
Delivered state of the art Women’s Refuge
Nationally regarded best practice solutions to Homelessness
Expansion of CCTV network.
Bringing Empty Homes back into use


RECYCLING & WASTE
88,000 bins emptied each week
Successfully renewed Waste Collection contract with 3 bin system
Campaigns against dog fouling with successful prosecutions



COUNCIL TAX

 No increase above inflation

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
Continued prudent control of Finance
Investigate further sharing of services with
like minded neighbouring Councils


LEISURE
Build more play parks in Stafford & Stone
Complete the restoration of Victoria Park.
Maintain National Green Flag awards for all our Parks

REGENERATION
Continued expansion of successful night time  economy.
Attract prestigious hotel & conference facilities.
Complete Local Plan review to protect over  development
Support continued expansion of Stafford College and encourage finalisation of investment plans for Stafford Town Centre
Encourage business growth and job creation.

COMMUNITY
Continue to support Stafford Womens Aid,
Citizens Advice Bureau, Katharine House
and the Voluntary Sector
Continue the successful campaign against  Dog Fouling


Stafford Borough Conservatives

A PROVEN

TRACK RECORD


VOTING FOR ANYONE ELSE WILL PUT AT RISK
OUR RECORD OF SUCCESS - CAN YOU AFFORD IT


Please use your TWO VOTES in this year’s
local Borough Council elections to return

Peter Jones and Jeremy Pert


Published by the candidates : Peter W Jones, 25 Wheelwrights Drive, Eccleshall, ST21 6LB

and Jeremy Pert, Bank Farm, Croxton ST21 6PE