Peter has worked in areas of social justice for 40 years. Gaia met Peter during his time working with Comic Relief as a grants assessor, and quickly recognised Peter as a kindred spirit; a consummate networker, constantly looking to find ways of bringing people and organisations together, much like Gaia.

Peter lives in Frome in Somerset where he founded Sustainable Frome and is a Director of Frome’s new Renewable Energy Co-op. Through these initiatives he explored the potential of local government, leading to his role in initiating Independents for Frome (IfF).

Independents for Frome (IfF) was created to support a group of individuals to stand and get elected to Frome Town Council in 2011. Ten of the seventeen who stood were elected, giving IfF an outright majority on the council and seeding the Flatpack Democracy movement. Peter served as Mayor of Frome from 2014/15 with the aim to break down barriers between officialdom and the people.