Peter Smith was first elected to Crawley Borough Council for Ifield and Ifield West ward, in May 2012.
Contact Peter Smith: PeterSmithIfield@gmail.com – or phone: 07703 502430
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Peter has lived in Crawley since 1978 having previously lived in Reigate and Horley, as well. Both of Peter’s children were born in Crawley hospital and went to school at Hazelwick. Peter has worked for thirty years in information technology and was most recently an IT project manager at the headquarters of a major international airline in Crawley. He has previously worked at a global shipping company and has experience of working overseas, having lived and worked in Toronto, Canada and Europe, as well as running large projects and working at senior management level. He feels that this experience equips him well for his role as a Councillor in Crawley.
Peter has always been an environmentalist and was active in the Crawley Friends of the Earth during the 1970′s and 1980′s. In recent years he has worked as a sustainable transport campaigner for CTC (the National cyclists organisation) and has successfully resurrected the Crawley Cycle Forum as well as being Vice-Chair of West Sussex cycle forum. He is interested in seeing improvements to our streets by the planting of more trees across the town and to encouraging residents to improve their home insulation and use of renewable energy. Crawley Borough Council should continue to take a lead in this, by reviewing and improving it’s own energy consumption and purchasing strategy, as well as by fitting solar PV panels on all public buildings, community centres etc.
Peter is on the Development Control (Planning) committee and the Local Plan working group and is the Labour Cabinet member for Planning and Economic Development, where he has been pleased to lead the adoption of the Crawley Local Plan 2030 as well as the introduction of the Town Centre Regeneration Programme and the Crawley Employment and Skills plan, amongst many other things.
Peter’s other interests include supporting Lewis Hamilton for Formula 1 world champion and Chris Froome for winner of the Tour de France! He also enjoys real ale, nice wine and good dining, on occasion.
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And here's one talking about being a Councillor for Ifield Hard working Councillor