FUTURE PREC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) THURSDAY 27TH JUNE 2013, 5.30 PM FOR 6.00 PM START
Please make a note of this date in your diary. Further information regarding the event will be posted on this website and our facebook page in due course.
PAST UGANDAN ASIAN 40 YEAR CELEBRATIONS
The former President of Uganda, General Idi Amin, expelled some 50,000 Asians from the country, very many of whom had British passports, in 1972. Almost all were of Indian origin.
Many emigrated to the UK and theirs has been a huge success story, not only in places such as Leicester, Harrow or Brent, but also in Peterborough. Unlike other places in the UK, which discouraged Ugandan Asians from arriving, Peterborough City Council positively welcomed them and the 1st family came to the City on 23rd September 1972.
2012 was the 40th anniversary of this arrival and PREC's Ugandan Asian Working Group organised various events in celebration, including film showings and meet and greets.
THURSDAY 28TH JUNE 2012, 5.30 PM FOR 6.00 PM START - PREC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)- CITY COLLEGE, BROOK STREET, PETERBOROUGH
The guest speakers for our AGM were Kaveri Qureshi, Research Associate and Ben Rogaly, Senior Lecturer from the University of Sussex. They gave a presentation on research undertaken in to the cultural mix and diversity of Peterborough, through stories collected from local residents. PREC's annual report and audit accounts presented & approved.
WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH 2012 - GYPSY & TRAVELLER COMMUNITY TRAINING DAY
This training session was presented by John Day from Nevi Tober, aimed at those who come in to contact with the Gypsy/Traveller community as part of their work. The session was held at PREC offices between 10 am and 3.30 pm and feedback from the session has been extremely positive, praising the session for being highly informative and a real insight in to Gypsy and Traveller history and culture. Another training session is to be held later this summer, so keep a look out on this site and our facebook page for notice.
FEEE DISCUSSION, ISLAMOPHOBIA
The next in the series of our Free Discussion sessions took place on Wednesday 2nd November 2011, from 10 am to 1pm at the John Clare Theatre at Peterborough Central Library. Islamophobia was the topic of this session.
PREC AGM - THURSDAY 30TH JUNE 2011, CITY COLLEGE PETERBOROUGH, BROOK STREET, 6.00 PM START
It was a great honour to be presented with our Certificate signed by Queen Elizabeth and commemorative engraved crystal by Hugh Duberly CBE, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, in honour of our Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. Staff, Executive Members and Volunteers present and past were in attendance. After the presentation of our Annual Report and Accounts for 2010-2011, Mark Hopkins, Assistant Chief Constable for Cambridgeshire gave a thought provoking talk on Policing in Peterborough, with a lively question and answer session. If you would like a copy of our Annual Report and Accounts, please contact the office.
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2011
We are delighted to have been awarded this accolade, the MBE for voluntary groups, which is in recognition of our work over the past 37 years supporting the communities in Peterborough.
Immigration Debate, Alper Mehmet, Migration Watch, 24th September 2010, John Clare Theatre, Peterborough Central Library
This was the third in the Free Discussion series provided in partnership with GPP, MENTER and the Race Equality Network. The speaker, Alper Mehmet from Migration Watch, presented an interesting debate and outlined the policies of Migration Watch. The session was attended by around 20 organisational representatives and followed with a lively questions and answers round
PREC Annual General Meeting AGM, 24th June 2010, John Clare Theatre, Peterborough Central Library
Our 2010 AGM welcomed Emma Norton, a Lawyer from Liberty as our keynote speaker, she focused on Libertys human rights campaign 'Common Values' and gave the audience a new understanding of human rights values and showed how the human rights act does actually protect all of us and dispelled some of the damaging myths that surround it.
Cliff Walker, PREC Chair, presented our accounts and annual report and confirmed nominations and approval of the elections for the new Executive Committee members.
The ABC Forum gave a presentation on their work through the tackling racial inequalities forum. Young People shared their experiences of inequality personally with the audience and detailed how they are aiming to challenge these through the project.
A copy of our Annual Report/Accounts 2009-2010 can be found in the publications section of this website or contact the office to request a paper copy
Stop and Search Discussion - Monday 25th January 2010, 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm, Jack Hunt School
Jack Hunt School hosted this timely discussion on stop and search, in relation to government agencies, such as the British Transport Police, Police, Immigration Authorities stopping and searching people in the UK to verify criminal activity, counter terrorist activity or verify immigration status.
Chief Superintendent Andy Hebb, the Peterborough Commander, addressed the meeting and covered:
Why people are stopped and how effective this method is
The gender, age and ethnic profile of who gets stopped, why? and where?
How many people have been stopped in the last year?
Who else can stop people in the city?