Kirkham Prison information - Kirkham Enterprises

Kirkham Enterprises

There is a wide range of employment opportunities at Kirkham including, Horticulture, Gardening, Waste Management, Catering, Prison Works, Industrial Cleaning, Education, FLT and a diverse range of Private Finance Industries.

Woodwork Enterprises
Kirkham Enterprises is probably best known locally for its timber workshop and products that can be purchased through the Prison Shop that is open to the public.  With a successful track record the workshop offers prisoners the opportunity to work in a realistic environment with modern equipment and resources to develop their skills and knowledge.

The impressive product portfolio includes a wide range of high quality items including Iroko garden furniture and various types of buildings including, Sheds, and Dog Kennels.

Whilst manufacturing these products men can earn “on the job” accredited training in Computer Aided Design (CAD), Woodwise Machining and Bench Joinery in preparation for employment on release.

For more product information please contact Enterprises on 01772 675440.

Garden Enterprises
The Kirkham Estate totals an area of 180 acres, of which the vast majority is made up of agricultural and horticultural land. This land is all farmed in such a way that meets all the cross compliance regulations and good agricultural and environmental conditions. The department is currently staffed with experienced craftsmen and employs in excess of 100 prisoners.

Over 65 acres of this land is farmed on a commercial basis, including 50 acres of grassland for our livestock and a 10 acre vegetable plot producing a variety of crops such as cauliflower, swede, onions, leeks, carrots and potatoes. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, chillies, lettuce, and aubergines are also harvested from our 5 acres of protected cropping. These crops are then used for the prison kitchen, our farm shop and local wholesale market customers.

A 25 acre conservation area which is of local biodiversity significance is managed in such a way to encourage as much wildlife as possible. Curlew, lapwings, and oyster catchers nest in the spring. We have created suitable habitats that have brought in tree creepers, great-spotted woodpeckers, nuthatch, goldfinch, buzzards, sparrow hawks and kestrels.

Other projects include a herd of rare-breed Longhorn suckler cattle.  These animals are looked after by the longer term prisoners and have proven to have a very positive effect on their behaviour, confidence and sense of responsibility.

The amenity areas around the regime comprise of over 40 acres of ornamental gardens that are of a very high standard and which are maintained for the benefit of all.

Farm Shop
All fresh goods grown on site, hand made garden furniture and much more.

Contact numbers - 01772 675440 for more information.

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