Peter has lived in Blackdown all of his life and worked on the family farm which he took over after his parents retired. Having a strong interest in engineering and construction, he founded his own construction company in 1965 which continues today under the management of his two sons. Peter has served on the Parish Council for almost thirty years and has been elected Chairman on three occasions. Peter is a Director of Dorset Training, Chairman of the local Parkinsons Support Group and Chairman of the Old Boys and Girls Association of his former school Beaminster Grammar. Peter belongs to the Crewkerne Rotary Club and has served as President on two occasions and was Rotary District Governor in 2006/07. Peter is a past President of the Somerset Federation of Young Farmers Clubs. Peter very much enjoys watching cricket.