FOPP Summer Outing

On the afternoon of Tuesday 20th July 2021, FOPP volunteers were able to meet up in person for the  first time since before the Coronavirus pandemic appeared.  On a hot, rather humid day, the group met for the usual drinks and cakes (actually, puddings on this occasion!) sitting on the terrace of the Boathouse pub/restaurant.  Fortunately, we were all able to find tables with sunshades, which served as umbrellas when a threatened thunderstorm briefly sprinkled us with a few drops of cooling rain.  After a good long chat and face-to-face catch-up with friends, those with the energy rounded off the afternoon by taking a gentle stroll through the woods alongside the rowing lake. 

We hope to arrange our next group gathering in October.  This is usually a formal FOPP meeting where we discuss FOPP finances, introduce new volunteers and have a briefing on prison matters from the Prison Director.  This year, as FOPP volunteers have still not been able to go into the prison, we may opt for a rather more informal format.  Further details to follow nearer the time.

Test & Hug Pilot Scheme

Sodexo announced today that HMP Peterborough is taking part in a pilot scheme called “Test & Hug”, which will allow residents to embrace visitors as long as they both test negative for Covid-19 on the day of the visit.  The full statement from Sodexo is available to view on our Lockdown in Prison page.