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I am married with four grown children and six grandchildren, my wife Joy and I have lived in Eccleshall for over 25 years. For the first 18 years I managed the News Express store in Stafford Street and am now retired. We hale from West Bromwich where we organised the Town Carnival and Show for 22 years. My career has been in Marketing and Personnel prior to moving into retailing.
I was a founder member of the Eccleshall Business Focus Group and its chairman for many years. I am the secretary of the Stafford Rotary Club and its former president. I was the president of the Eccleshall Rotary Club.
I am the organiser of the biennial Eccleshall Festival and together with a committee of volunteers arrange a programme of events for Festival week culminating with a street market of 80 stalls.
My wife and I enjoy singing and are members of the Eccleshall Singers and Saints Alive choirs. We are both front of house volunteers at the Gatehouse theatre.
I write Eccleshall news for the Stafford and Stone Newsletters, Newport and Market Drayton Advertisers and Eccleshall items for the Stone and Eccleshall Gazette.
I am the publisher of the Eccleshall Guide an 80 page full colour guide to all things Eccleshall and its website www.eccleshallguide.com for the past 21 years.
I also edit several websites including, Eccleshall Singers, Eccleshall Festival and Stafford Rotary Club, peterwjones, eccleshallguide.org, eccleshallvoluntarycarscheme.org.uk.
I have been a member of the Eccleshall Parish Council for 24 years having been its chairman and vice chairman at various time, currently its vice chairman.
I run a general knowledge quiz at the Holly Bush in Seighford every Sunday evening and run a number of quizzes for various charity groups.
Being retired I am able to spend as much time as needed on my Council work including a monthly surgery at the town’s library.