BGSW crc: Bristol, Glos, Somerset & Wilts Probation

Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire crc was formed by amalgamating the previous probation trusts. It is controlled by a board who are:

  • John Wiseman – Chief Executive Officer
  • Riana Taylor – Director of Operations
  • Diane McAdam – Director of Business Development and ICT
  • Diane Powell – Director of Human Resources and Development
  • Danielle Neale – Director of Finance

The board are supported by the following function heads:

  • Marilyn Harrison,  Bristol and South Gloucestershire, Integrated Offender Management (IOM), Restorative Justice and Victims
  • Richard Temple, Gloucestershire,  Community Payback, Mentoring, User Voice, Volunteers
  • Peter Brandt,  North Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, Somerset, Women’s Services, Domestic Violence
  • Liz Hickey,  Wiltshire and Swindon,  Programmes, Attendance Centres


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On Tuesday 24th March it was announced that all prisons in the UK would go into a "lock down" state, as a result on Covid19.  In simple terms it means that prisoners will be confined to their cells for the vast majority of each day, being unlocked only for meals and very limited exercise periods. All social visits are cancelled with immediate effect.

The prison staff will ensure that medical requirements will be met as per usual but there will be no "association periods" for the prisoners. Undoubtably this will be difficult and stressful for a number of prisoners, but the prison authorities are acting for the greater good of the majority of prisoners and staff.

Any establishment specific queries you may have should be directed to the prisons