Royal Agricultural College
Security, Hospitality, Agriculture, Engineering, Instructing & Teaching, Computers, CCTV
Boto-X, Carnival, Twinning, School Governor & PTA, Motorcycle training, Wharf Theatre, Church Warden, RAYNET, Homeless issues, Devizes Development Partnership.
Served 12 years on Devizes Town Council, chaired the majority of the committees, Mayor 1990-2000.
KDC Devizes Community Planning Partnership.
Chairman of Crime Prevention Panel & Kennet Safety Partnership
Devizes Community Area Partnership
Travel (motorhome), photography (still & video), Amateur Radio
Harrow School (1966/71)
Davies's College (1972)
The Royal Agricultural College (Cirencester) (1973/74) - Diploma in Farm Management
University of the West of England (1983/87) - BEd (Hons)
Other Courses & Examinations
Erocentro Firenze: Italian Language and Culture Course 1974
Chippenham Technical College: Various evening courses in electronics and computer programming.
City & Guilds Radio Amateurs Exam (1981) (Class 'A' licence holder G4TIX).
Home Office & Post Office Radio Operators Examinations (1981/83).
Qualified Chief Examiner DoT (Motor Cycles 1981).
Member of Institute of Advanced Motorists (Motor Car & Solo Motor Cycle).
Driving licence to include all entitlements including LGV CE (1974) & PCV D.
First Aid Certificate and other H&S Certificates (Nominated 1st Aider & H&S Rep)
Attended courses on Drug/Physical/Sexual Abuse, Tutoring, Counselling and Safeguarding
1. After I left The Royal Agricultural College I worked for Dow-Mac Ltd. of Gloucester. (1974)
2. Feed Service (Livestock) Ltd. Sales (1975/6)
3. Self-employed agricultural contracting business (SOS Relief Services). (1976/7)
4. Farming (Yarsbrook Farm) and operating motor engineering business (Yarsbrook Motors) (1977/83)
5. Full time student, University of the West of England. (1983/87)
6. Teaching at Sheldon School, Chippenham 1987 to July 2000.
7. Woolrych Computer Services Ltd 1998 - ongoing. (Managing Director)
8. Project Manager OPTIONS Information Café, Devizes July 2000 to March 2001 (short term contract)
9. Devizes CCTV Manager 2007 - ongoing
Over the last 40 years I have been involved in the following organisations or initiatives: -
Worton Village Hall Management Committee
Worton Parochial Church Council and Sidesman
Kennet and Avon Canal Trust, former chairman Boto-X
Ab initio involvement in Devizes RAC/ACU Motor Cycle Training Scheme in Devizes.
Chief Instructor of the Wessex Motor Cycle Training Group under the 1981 Road Traffic Act. Was involved with Schools Traffic Education Programme and ran a YOPs scheme for Manpower Services Commission and became a Department of Transport Chief Examiner.
Founder, Chairman and President, Devizes Amateur Radio Club.
Senior County Instructor Radio Society of Great Britain CGLI NRAE & RAE.
Chairman & Controller of North Wiltshire RAYNET. (Charity No. 1062402)
County Controller Wiltshire RAYNET
Deputy Controller SW RAYNET Association
Chairman of PTA's & Chairman School Governors - Southbroom Infants' School & Southbroom Junior School
Devizes Town Councillor with wide ranging responsibilities, chairing a number of committees and representing the Council on many other bodies and voluntary sector agencies 1995-2007
Devizes Town Council Recreation & Properties Committee (Former Chairman)
Devizes Town Council Insurance Committee (Former Chairman)
Devizes Town Council Planning Committee (Former Chairman)
Devizes Town Council Community & Civic Resources Committee (Former Chairman)
Devizes & Roundway Joint Burial Committee (Former Chairman)
Devizes Town Council Best Value Working Party
Devizes Town Council Xmas Lights Working Party
Devizes Town Council Website Editorial Working Party
Elected to serve at Deputy Mayor 1998/99 and Town Mayor 1999/2000
Chairman of KASH (Kennet Action for Single Homeless) 1998-2004
Management Team Alabaré Christian Care Centres (Formerly KASH) 2004 - 2006
Chairman of Devizes Hospital Radio 2000-2004
Chairman Devizes & District Crime Prevention Panel 1997-2003
Vice-Chairman Devizes Youth & Community Service Management Committee 1997-2003
Wharf Theatre Lighting Director & Vice-Chairman
Devizes Town Council Twinning Association
Kennet District Council Twinning Joint Management Committee
Kennet District Council Devizes Area Forum
Kennet District Council Devizes Area Forum Transport Sub Committee (Chairman)
Kennet District Council Devizes Area Forum - Health Issues Sub-Group
Kennet Safety Partnership Town Centre Crime Reduction Task Group (CCTV)
Kennet Area Police/Community Consultative Group
Kennet District Council Flood Watch Representative
Devizes Carnival Committee 1998-> Chairman 2004-2006
Member of DASH II (Devizes Action to Save our Hospital)
Secretary of Devizes & District Twinning Association 2007 - 2018
Secretary Kennet Twinning Joint Managment Committee 2008 - 2020
Vice-Chairman FSB Kennet Branch (Federation of Small Businesses) 2007 - 2017
Vice-Chairman Southbroom PCC (St James Parochial Church Council) 2007 - 2019
Church Warden St James Church 2008 - 2014
Director Devizes Development Partnership 2007 - present
Devizes CCTV part time manager 2008 - present