Fred is passionate about his adopted city of Coventry and seeing it’s young people safe and hopeful for the future. He is also committed to Coventry…
Fred is passionate about his adopted city of Coventry and seeing it’s young people safe and hopeful for the future. He is also committed to Coventry’s heritage as a ‘city of peace and reconciliation’, and is keen to help a new generation lay claim to and re-imagine this title for their own times.
Fred works to build bridges between Coventry’s local authorities and local communities, across which learning, new ideas and best practices in violence prevention can be shared. Fred’s role exists to make sure the voices and contributions of communities and young people belong at the very core of the VRU’s thinking and working for sustainable, positive change in Coventry.
A Londoner by birth, Fred moved to Coventry in 2017 and began working for the Bishop of Coventry. Among his responsibilities, Fred assisted the Bishop’s partnership working with others to help address local challenges, including serious youth violence. On this issue, Fred has worked closely with Coventry’s faith communities, culminating in a Working Group of Coventry Churches and the new youth work initiative ‘Places of Peace’ (POP).
In his spare time, Fred volunteers as a Street Pastor and enjoys playing tag rugby with his mates.
If you would like to contact Fred, please email [email protected]