I became a volunteer with FOPP a few months after retiring from a career in Town and Country Planning.   I volunteered for several years in Education (ESOL then Substance Abuse and Thinking and Reasoning Skills) and latterly helping with Family Days.   I welcome any chance to get a fuller appreciation of the wider work of HMP Peterborough.  I have a general interest in how prisons work and their role in the rehabilitation of offenders and protection of the public.   In this I draw on 14 months as a volunteer in a different role at HMP Stocken.

In the past I helped set up and run two housing projects for single people with particular needs.  I was a founder member of what became known as Peterborough Soup Kitchen. 

Current interests include archaeology, sailing, natural history in general and bird watching in particular.  I am a member of the Parochial Church Council of St Botolph’s (Anglican) Church and a Life Member of the Thames Sailing Barge Trust, my trade union Prospect and the Royal Town Planning Institute.



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