Hi, my name is Terry Cryer and I became a Parish Councillor in the summer of 2015. Originally born in Bolton, I moved to ‘The Hills’ in 1996, having met my wife two years earlier.
My background is within Royal Mail (Post Offce), where I worked from 1974 until 2014, when I took early retirement. For the last twenty-three and a half years of my career, I worked within Security & Investigation within Royal Mail as a Criminal Investigator, dealing with all aspects of crime, both within the Business or against the Business.
Outside of Royal Mail, I was heavily involved as a volunteer with The British Red Cross Society for over twenty plus years, being in charge of a centre with thirty volunteers, as well as being an Ambulance Officer. I taught First Aid, both within Royal Mail and also within The British Red Cross Society, where I taught the public as well as Red Cross personnel. I also was involved with The Holiday for the Disabled, run by The Red Cross, where we dealt with both physical and mental disabilities of all kinds. I found this to be very rewarding and I gained a lot of experience during my week away from work.
Additionally, I was sworn in as a Justice of the Peace on 11th November 1998 and sit as a Magistrate at Preston Magistrates Court in the city centre. This work is voluntary, as a Magistrate does not get paid like others within the judiciary, but serves their community to the best of their ability in the administration of Justice. The work is, at times, quite challenging, but I do find it veryn rewarding, which has enabled me to gain a lot of knowledge and experience.
Since retiring in 2014, my wife and I have learnt to play Bridge and I do like to play Crown Green bowls, in between travelling the world on cruise ships!