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HMP WOODHILL Visiting Information

Address:
HMP WOODHILL
Tattenhoe Street,
Milton Keynes,
Buckinghamshire,
MK4 4DA

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VISITING INFORMATION

Booking Procedure

Visiting Order sent by prisoner

Booking Phone No.

01908 722329

Booking Opening Time

Mon - Fri: 08:00-11:00 & 13:00-15:30

Minimum Booking Notice

24 Hours

Booking Email Address

See below

Min Age Unaccompanied

18

Search Procedure

Rub down, metal detectors, passive drugs dogs

Visitors 1st Visit ID

Photo ID - Passport, Driving Licence etc (See also 'Additional Information', below)

Subsequent Visit ID

ID required for every visit

Visitor Adult Age

18 - Adult ID required

Parking

Yes

Hand In Money on Visit

No

Hand In Other Items

Yes

Book next visit on Visit

No

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VISITING CENTRE

Opening Times

Mon - Fri: 12:00-15:00, Sat 08:15 - 11:15 & 12:15 - 17:00, Sun; 12:00 - 17:00

Refreshments

Hot & cold drinks

Toilets

Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Disabled Facilities

Full access including toilets

Child Facilities

Supervised play area

Refundable Locker Deposit

£1

Social visits can be booked by email.

Click Here to download a booking form.

When completed Email the form to socialvisits.woodhill@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

 

The Visit Centre is run by PACT, the Prison Advice & Care Trust, an independent charity. Visitors are offered a warm welcome, information and support.

Arrival
Give yourself plenty of time to get to HMP Woodhill; aim to be at the Visitors' Centre at least half an hour before your visit. If you are late you could miss your visit or have a very short time in the visits hall.

You will need to book in at the reception desk in the Visitors' Centre. The centre staff will explain the visiting procedures and give you any other help you may need. You will usually be given a card with a number on; this will ensure that you will enter the prison in the order in which you registered.

If there is a group of you visiting, make sure you all go through at the same time. If you enter the prison without one of your group they will be not able to join you.

Contact details
Woodhill Visitors' Centre, HMP Woodhill, Tattenhoe Street, Milton Keynes MK4 4DA
Tel: 01908 507722 or 01908 722 000 ext 2242
email: woodhill@prisonadvice.org.uk
The Visitors' Centre manager is Mandy Hill.

Facilities in Visitors' Centre

* pact staff and volunteers are on hand to offer advice, a listening ear, and emotional support
* information and advice about prison routines, visiting procedure, and the Prison Assisted Visits Scheme
* information booklets in Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Ukranian
* support for relatives of prisoners with drug or alcohol problems
* support for the parents and guardians of prisoners' children
* a coffee bar selling a variety of drinks, snacks, soup and sandwiches
* A small play area with toys and books
* A prayer room
* A quiet room
* A payphone
* Toilets and baby changing facilities

PLAY SERVICES

The play area is a large room situated inside the visits hall.

Opening hours
Monday to Thursday: 2.15pm - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: 2pm - 4pm

Facilities on offer

* Toys and games for all ages
* Arts and crafts activities
* Trained playworkers

Please be aware that there is no secured area for pushchairs.

For more information
Contact one of the playworkers:
Marilyn Evans or Paula Crane
Tel: 01908 722242
woodhill@prisonadvice.org.uk


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VISIT ROOM

Seating

3 Visitors (aged 10 or over) + prisoner

Refreshments

Hot & cold drinks and snacks

Toilets

Disabled access and baby changing facilities

Child Facilities

Supervised play area

Cash Allowed In Room

Max £20 - Coins only

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VISITING TIMES

Monday

14:15 - 16:00

Tuesday

14:15 - 16:00

Wednesday

14:15 - 16:00

Thursday

14:15 - 16:00

Saturday

09:00 - 11:00 & 14:00 - 16:00

Sunday

14:00 - 16:00

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VISITING FREQUENCY

Remand Basic

1 per week

Remand Standard

2 per week

Remand Enhanced

3 per week

Convicted Basic

2 per month

Convicted Standard

3 per month

Convicted Enhanced

4 per month

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OFFICIAL VISITS

Booking Number

Email only - see below

Visiting Time

Mon - Thurs; 09:15 - 11:45 & 14:15 - 16:15. Fri; 09:15 - 11:15

Hand Items To prisoner

May be subject to search

Receive Items From Prisoner

May be subject to search

Official visits can be booked by email at: legalvisits.woodhill@hmps.gsi.gov.uk

Information Line for Official Visits: 01908 722073

Laptops and other equipment must be pre-authorised by a governor and a form completed and signed.

 

PVL - Prison Video Link -  01908 722000 ext 2133
 


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LOCAL INFORMATION


Taxis

Kings of Milton Keynes
11 Hepleswell, Two Mile Ash, Milton Keynes MK8 8LU
01908 263123

Ace Cars
9 Drakes Mews, Crownhill, Milton Keynes MK8 0ER
01908 555550

MK City Cars
21 Radcliffe Street, Wolverton, Milton Keynes MK12 5DQ
01908 220022

Accommodation

Claddagh Guest House
25, Haydock Close, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK3 5LL
01908 642941
Mobile: 07533 477569

Michelville House
Shelley Drive, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 5BN
01908 371578

Number 68 Bed & Breakfast
68 Oxman Lane, Greenleys, Milton Keynes MK12 6LF
01908 221090


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Acceptable ID

All adult visitors must bring ID for every visit. If you fail to bring ID, you will not be allowed into the prison.

Bring one of the following:

* a valid up to date passport, including foreign passports, where the photograph is recognisable
* an EU identity card, where the photograph is recognisable
* a valid up to date driving licence where the photograph is recognisable, and with the correct address
* an employer's or student ID card, but only if this clearly shows the name of the visitor and the employer or educational establishment, where the photograph is recognisable
* a valid up to date shot gun licence, where the photograph is recognisable
* an Inland Revenue tax ID card, where the photograph is recognisable and the date of birth is visible
* a Ministry of Justice ID card, where the photograph is recognisable

If the visitor has none of the above then prison staff may accept combinations of two or more of the following:

* birth or marriage certificate with your current correct surname on it
* rail or bus pass with photo
* bank debit card and supporting bank statement that clearly shows your name and has your current address on it
* young person's bus or rail card with photograph
* rent card with an official statement or letter relating to your current address with your surname on it, from either the appropriate council or letting agent or landlord
* foreign identity or resident's card (other than EC ID cards which are acceptable in their own right) where the photograph is acceptable and meets with manager approval
* community council tax statement with correct name and address on it

Please note that no other combinations of ID will be accepted by prison staff.

It is advisable to bring ID for children over 12 (a birth certificate) in case it is needed.

Travel Information

Trains:
From London Euston to Milton Keynes Central. West Coast line trains from the north stop in Milton Keynes.

Facilities at Milton Keynes Central Station: Waiting room, refreshments, toilets, pay phone and ATM. The station is step free: Level access to booking hall and footbridge then  via lifts to all platforms (1-5).
Click for Networkrail information

Bus:
There is a half hourly bus service, Route 22, connecting Central Milton Keynes & the Rail Station to HMP Woodhill which runs Monday to Saturday.
Click here for bus information
 


Prison main telephone numbers.
These numbers are not for booking visits but may be useful in emergencies or if you have problems booking a visit or enroute.
Tel: 01908 722 000
Fax: 01908 867 063

 

Updated: June 2014


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Inside Time Limited provide the details of taxi companies and accommodation without recommendation. These are merely businesses within easy distance. Visitors are strongly advised to contact the business well in advance to check availability and pricing.



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