Till and Glendale Rotary Club

PRISON LIFE: Continuing its season of topical and interesting talks, Till and Glendale Rotary Club was presented with a fascinating presentation on prisons, prisoners and the role of the Independent Monitoring Board last week.

Eileen Peckham has been a member of the board which is responsible for monitoring the day-to-day life of people in prison for a wide range of offences.

Throughout the country there are 1,800 unpaid volunteers who carry out this valuable role in more than 150 establishments, charged with ensuring that prisoners are treated with decency and humanity.

When there is a serious incident in a prison, they may be called upon to witness how issues are addressed.

The debate that followed covered the nature of modern life in prison, the challenges around privatisation of prisons and the routines and difficulties of a greatly restricted life which is anything but the congenial and comfortable existence often portrayed to the public.

On Thursday, September 22, Till & Glendale Rotary Club will be holding a quiz night in Lowick Village hall. £6 per person will buy a two-course meal as well as a fun evening of quizzing.

If you’d like to come along for some fun ,and learn a little about Rotary at the same time, contact Maggie Harker on 01289 388490.