I was born in West Bromwich and for 22 years was the organiser of the West Bromwich Carnival raising thousands of pounds for local charities.
For four years I served as a Councillor on the West Bromwich Council on housing, finance and education committees.
I was employed in the marketing department of Lucas Industries for eleven years and in Personnel and Training for four years.
For three years I was the personnel officer at the Youthskill Training Agency in Birmingham as part of the YTS.
Joy and I joined the Stars News Shops organisation in 1985 as store managers at one of their Wolverhampton stores. We later managed stores in Walsall, Oldbury and finally moved to manage the Eccleshall store. During the time we were with the Stars organisation we were also trainer managers working with people new to retailing.
I have been a member of the Eccleshall Parish Council for 24 years serving on most of the committees and chairing the Traffic Management Committee.
I have served as the council’s chairman and am currently chairman of the council and chairman of the Policy & Resources Committee.
I was elected a a member of the Stafford Borough Council in 2011 and for four years served as a member of Planning Committee. And re-elected to the council in 2015.
For 12 months I was the Mayor of Stafford Borough Council from 2015 - 2016 with my wife Joy serving as Mayoress.
I am currently the Borough’s Deputy Mayor and Joy is the deputy Mayoress.
For 21 years I have produced the 80 page Eccleshall Guide booklet including editing and getting together the advertising which pays for its free distribution in the area.
With the help of a committee of volunteers I have coordinated the Festival in the town for the past 8 years.
BUSINESS FOCUS GROUP
I was a founder member and chairman of the Eccleshall Business Focus Group.
ECCLESHALL PARISH COUNCIL
Joy and I are members of the Eccleshall Parish Council. Joy was co-opted in 2018 to fill a vacancy after a resignation and I have been a member for 24 years.
I am currently the council’s Chairman following election on 15th May 2019.
Peter as President of the Stafford Rotary Club in 2014 - 2015. He was also the President of the Eccleshall Rotary Club in 2002 - 2003