Meet the people who make up the Aston Project team
Meet the team
Aston Project Supervisor
Job – Police Officer – 19 years and counting
When I am not at work, I am #livingthedream. I like chocolate, the great outdoors and love a challenge.
Best advice – Act independently and decide your own fate……that’s why I paddle my own canoe.
PCSO Aston Project Gloucester
I spent over 20 years competing as an amateur Triathlete, was Chairman of Tri Team Gloucester and a qualified Triathlon Coach. My new hobby is track driving in cars and on motorcycles of which I own several. I believe every child has a skill or talent that they may or may not know about and it is my mission to help them find this treasure.
Best advice – Lead a balanced life.
PCSO Aston Project Nailsworth
I will soon be launching the Aston Project in Nailsworth.
I have previously served in the Special Constabulary, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I also worked in the Force Control Room as a Despatcher and 999 call handler, before starting as a PCSO just over five years ago.
Most of my free time is spent with my family and friends. I also try to keep active and force myself to go running (jogging!!).
Best advice: Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.
PCSO Aston Project Newent
I have been a Police Community Support Officer for over 11 years based in Newent and the surrounding area. In my spare time, I like going to the gym and riding my motorbike. Best advice – Never judge a person unless you’ve walked in their shoes for a day.
PCSO Aston Project Cheltenham
I have been a Police Community Support Officer for 13 years. My hobbies include exploring the coastal paths of the U.K along with my dog, foreign travel, attending rock concerts and the theatre. I believe that every young person I work with has the potential to achieve great things and it is my aim to help them nurture that potential.
Best advice – The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.
PCSO Aston Project Volunteer Coordinator
I have worked for the Constabulary 15 years and have been a Pcso for 13years. I am passionate about helping people and am a true ambassador of multi-agency working approach. I am currently in the role of Volunteer Coordinator for the Aston Project and I had the pleasure of working with Pc Lynn Aston when I first became a PCSO – I feel extremely fortunate to be in the position now of being able to continue her work ethics, dedication, beliefs and commitment – all I which I share…. as she taught me well!
Best advice – don’t just give your kids all the things you wish you’d had….instead teach them all the things you wish you’d known
PCSO Aston Project Tewkesbury
Following a career in the Royal Air Force based at RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire, I moved to beautiful Gloucestershire taking up a position with Gloucestershire Constabulary in July of 1992 (administrative support for the force’s scenes of crime department / front of house position as receptionist at Cirencester Police Station). I took up a Police Community Support Officer position in April 2005 until the present time.
I am excited to be working on the Aston Project alongside Jack, helping to make a difference to the lives of local young people, supporting and encouraging them to make better lifestyle decisions.
Best Advice: A person who never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable!
Inspector - Community Harm Reduction Team
I joined the Police in 2002, performing a variety of roles since, which included working with (and learning so much from) PC Lynn Aston whilst at Whaddon in the early stages of my career. My current role aimed at preventing and intervening early has been one of the most rewarding. I am incredibly proud of Aston Project, the team who deliver it, and what they are able to achieve in partnership with young people. I am also so grateful to our partners and stakeholders who do so much to support the work.
Outside of work I particularly enjoy football and music and spend as much time as possible with my wife and young children.
Best advice – if you want to succeed, you must first be prepared to fail.