History of the Retired Prison Governors Association
In 1980 Arthur Williamson started to publish the “Retired Governors Newsletter”. In 1987 following the formation of The Prison Governors Association The PGA began to organise an annual gathering of Retired Governors. Initially called a “Garden Party” and held at the PSC Newbold Revel, it encouraged the setting up of the Retired Prison Governors Association.
This was first suggested in 1996 and came into existence with its first annual general meeting in 1998 at Newbold Revel. The RPGA took on responsibility for the Newsletter and for Social Events from that time to the present day.
Membership of the RPGA is open to any person who was eligible to be a member of the PGA. The RPGA Committee may from time to time offer membership of the organisation to any person thought suitable.
Public Service Pensioners Council
The RPGA is a constituent member of the PSPC who were founded to represent the interests of retired public servants. We fund a committee member of the RPGA to be our representative on the PSPC
PSPC website www.publicservicepensioners.org.uk
An elected body drawn from RPGA members are responsible to the Association members for the day to day running of the RPGA.
Members are elected at the AGM and serve a four year term of office, but may be re-elected to serve further terms of office at the end of their four year term.
The current committee members are:
- Graham Smith JP Chair
- Ray London Secretary
- Harry Brett JP Membership Secretary and Email Register Coordinator
- Graham Mumby-Croft Treasurer
- Jenny Adams Young Proof reader
- Paul Laxton Newsletter Editor
- Roger Outram Letters Editor
- Dave Taylor Assistant Editor
- Jan Thompson Minutes Secretary
We publish two Newsletters per year one spring and one autumn edition. Members may also elect to receive copies of The Key and the official PGA diary.
Articles for publication in the Newsletters are welcomed by the editors from members.
As well as being kept up to date via the two Newsletters the RPGA also operates a round the clock 24/7 email register through which a variety of useful and interesting information is processed to its members.
How to Join the RPGA
Former prison staff and those currently serving who are coming to the end of their careers may join the RPGA by contacting our Membership Secretary Harry Brett whose contact details can be obtained via the PGA office.
Membership currently costs £13 per annum or £20 per annum with a PGA diary posted to your home address
For further information about the Retired Prison Governors Association please contact the PGA Office.
Telephone 020 3334 0456