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Handing over the Keys GAFSIP 6

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Important keys – Official Handing over of Fire Engine with equipment and keys from UK to The Gambia.

Meeting the President – GAFSIP 5

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12 October In the Presidential Suite with the Chief Fire Officer Mick Crennel and The High Commissioner of Gambia Sharon Walder ..waiting for our audience with His Excellency President Adama Barrow. I have quite a lot that I would like to discuss with the President if I get the chance and so I find myself excited as opposed to fearful. I really believe in this project and I want to share my passion but also talk about ways of moving forward to an even more excellent service. I was indeed able to speak with him at length, I put forward […]

GAFSIP 4

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I am proudly an Authority member of Avon Fire and Rescue who through the Charity GAFSIP have had a working relationship with Gambia for decades. We not only donate equipment but also provide fire safety training. I hope to visit next year and I look forward to hearing all about the trip

Meeting President Adama Barrow

Your Excellency Adama Barrow Meets with GAFSIP At His Royal residence. Very humbling to have been invited an audience with the President of Gambia on our second day here. It represents amongst other things the recognition of the great work GAFSIP are doing and the importance of this partnership. Long may it continue.

GAFSIP

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GAFSIP Gambia here we come! October 2019  

Magistrates: What’s it like being a justice of the peace?

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BBC News menu Magistrates: What’s it like being a justice of the peace? By Jenny Rees BBC Wales home affairs correspondent 30 August 2019 Wales Phillips was a corporate lawyer who started her career in nursing Most of us will hope never to set foot in one, but thousands end up appearing in court each year. What is it like in Wales’ 14 magistrates courts – and how are they working? In the final piece in our series, we look at the magistrates themselves. “We need to dispel this myth that it’s only for retired people.” Agnes Xavier-Phillips has just […]

First Black MP of African Caribbean Descent for Wolverhampton South West Eleanor Smith.

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A former theatre nurse, who historically took over Enoch Powell’s old seat!!! Eleanor says ” I am the first but I hope I will not be the last!” ” I am MP for everyone.” Admirable words from a woman who now stands in the same seat where Enoch Powell gave his now famous Rivers of blood speech 50 years ago… RT Hon Eleanor Smith MP well done and thank you. I too hope that you will not be the last of your calibre or background.

Eleanor Smith MP

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Unison union elected First Black Woman President (2011). Eleanor Smith worked at Birmingham Women’s Hospital as a theatre nurse A theatre nurse from Birmingham when she was elected as the new president of the public sector trade union Unison. Eleanor Smith was the first black woman to hold the position – the highest a member of the union can hold. Mrs Smith, who was born and raised in Birmingham, trained at Nuneaton’s George Eliot Hospital and now works at Birmingham Women’s Hospital. The married mother of two said she was proud to take on the role as the union faced […]

Criminologist Craig Pinkney

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“I’m all about bridging the gap between academia and the streets” – Craig Pinkney Craig Pinkney is a Criminologist, Urban Youth Specialist, Lecturer at the University College Birmingham and is one of the UK’s leading thinkers/doers in responding to Gangs and Serious Youth Violence. He is an JNC qualified Youth Worker with over 15 year’s experience as an Outreach Worker, Transformational Speaker, Gang Exit Strategist, Mediator, Mentor and Filmmaker. What does he do? Craig delivers interactive workshops for young people and bespoke training for professionals in Criminal Justice, Education, Community, Health, Family Support and Faith Based Organisations. Most of Craig’s […]

Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud gives verdict on Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees and his efforts to solve housing crisis

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Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud has been involved in a project to get homes built on the former Dunmail primary school site in Southmead for years. Now work to build homes for police officers, NHS staff and teachers, as well as homes for those on the housing waiting list, has finally begun at a development now called ‘Elderberry Walk’. Here he tells Bristol Live what he thinks of Bristol City Council’s efforts to solve the housing crisis, the importance of creating mixed and ‘beautiful’ communities, and the difference Marvin Rees has made since he was elected in 2016. On the Mayor […]