Who am I? Interesting question, when you work it out, please let me know.
At home, I’m husband to Amanda and father to Eloise, Holly and Leo. We live in Trimsaran, near Llanelli, Wales. I grew up in the seaside town of Silloth, then after finishing my Education and time in the Military, I moved to Worcester to live with Amanda and then we moved to Gloucester where we lived for around 13 years before finding our current “castle”.
At work, I am the Managing Director of K Sharp, a Human Science Research and Human Factors Consultancy. Previous to this I worked for BAE Systems as a Human Factors Scientist, this is my 3rd “career” as I started in the Army, went on to be a software engineer and have got to where I am now.
I am a real fan of community activity and voluntary work, having set up or helped set up a number of groups and clubs, and getting involved in a number of others. Some of these include Kingsway Residents Association, Severn FM, Copeland Park Residents Group, Malvern Angels Rugby Club,
I have been a County Councillor in Gloucestershire (2013-2017), and have been a Parish Councillor for Quedgeley (now a Town council). I am a signed up, card carrying member of the Labour Party. I have a passion for getting involved where I can, this is because I believe that rather than just moaning that something is wrong, I prefer to get stuck in.
This site contains my own opinion and that of the comment contributors. My comments are NOT those of the Justice system, Magistrates, any local Government system, any employer (Past or Present) or the Labour party – my comments are my own.
Comments Policy for this site
In essence, I will not be heavy hand moderating anyone’s contribution to this site, however moderation is in place for new posters (just your first post) and for Spam avoidance (in essence if you post more than one link). This also means that I will probably leave all your spelling mistakes in place as you should check before you click, and by my own admission, my spelling isn’t great to begin with.
You must remember though, that this is my train set and I do reserve the right to remove anything that I deem too offensive, especially if it is offensive to others, without explanation or apology. By the same token, please think before you post, as I may not always be around to remove it in a timely manner, or may not even want to if its useful to the debate.
All that said, I have thick skin, and enjoy a good debate, so please contribute.
Privacy and GDPR
Barry Kirby (“I”) operates this website as a private blog. It is our policy to respect your privacy regarding any information I may collect while operating our online engagement. Should I ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
From 25 May 2018 new legislation designed to protect personal data requires everyone to be compliant and explicit about the handling of any data held or processed by our technology or held on paper by us that can be used to identify a living person (a ‘data subject’). Individuals have rights under this legislation which can be exercised in relation to the data we hold about you. These rights are:
- A right of access to, and a copy of, information I hold about you.
- A right to rectify the information I hold about you.
- A right to deletion of information I hold about you.
- A right to withdraw your consent.
- A right to restrict the processing of your personal data in relation to a service I provide.
- A right to object, which may depend on the legal basis for processing your personal data.
- A right to complain.
Barry Kirby acquires, processes and retains only that personal data necessary and legitimate. Data will not be shared, leased, sold or transmitted in any manner not sanctioned by the individual to whom the data relates. Individuals have access to ways in which their data and consents may be managed, defined or withdrawn at any time. Data will be held secure and confidential by Barry Kirby at all times.
For any queries, questions or anything else regarding data privacy, please get in touch with Barry directly at Barry@the-kirbys.co.uk