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Opening of Hoards Exhibition in West Berkshire Museum, Newbury, 26th April 2018

27 April 2018

Graham and Joanna Barker attended the opening of a new special exhibition entitled “Hoards, West Berkshire’s Buried Treasure” at the West Berkshire Museum in Newbury. The chairman of West Berkshire Council, Quentin Webb, introduced Ian Richardson from the British Museum and Graham Barker, the High Sheriff. Ian Richardson explained the importance both nationally and globally… Read more »

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Visit to the offices of SAFE! in Bracknell, 24th April 2018

27 April 2018

Graham Barker visited the new offices of SAFE! in Bracknell. Chloe Purcell and her colleagues explained the work of SAFE! which is established to provide support to young people between the ages of 8 and 25 years old in the Thames Valley who have been hurt by a crime or bullying.   http://www.safeproject.org.uk/youngPeople/    

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Berkshire Branch of the Magistrates’ Association, 19th April 2018

21 April 2018

Graham Barker attended the Spring Education Meeting of the Berkshire Magistrates’ Association in Wokingham on the evening of 19th April 2018. The guest speaker was Ann Oakes-Odger MBE who spoke about the charity that she launched, Knife.Crimes.org which supports families affected by homicide. Ann’s son, Westley, was killed as a result of a knife crime…. Read more »

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Round table discussion jointly hosted by the Howard League for Penal Reform and PACT on “Partnership and Trauma Informed Policing”, Alana House, Reading,17th April 2018

17 April 2018

Graham Barker chaired a round table discussion at Alana House in Reading on ‘Partnership and Trauma Informed Policing’ as part of a special day to celebrate the ENRICH programme, an innovative community based project for women from PACT, winning a prestigious Community award from the Howard League League for Penal Reform. Those participating in the… Read more »

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