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Installation of High Sheriff of Shropshire

Installation of the new High Sheriff of Shropshire, Charles Lillis. Attended in court dress with Gillian, and it was followed by afternoon tea. Congratulations to Christine Holmes’ year in office; she did a remarkable job.

Hereford Community Champions Awards

Dinner at the Town Hall in aid of the Herefordshire Community Champions Awards hosted by Councillor Brian Wilcox, Chairman of the Council, and Mary Thompson, Managing Director of Cargill Meats Europe. It was an amazing group of people from throughout the county who justly deserve recognition.

Reception for Macmillan Nurses

At 6pm I attended the Mayors Parlour at the Town Hall in court dress for a reception for the Macmillan nurses.

Meeting at Hereford Cathedral

At 1.30pm I had a meeting with Glyn Morgan at the Hereford Cathedral to thank him for his help and advice during my shrieval year.

Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets Award Ceremony

At 7.15pm I attended the Lord Lieutenant’s Cadets Award Ceremony at the Town Hall in court dress.

High Sheriff’s Consultation Panel

At 10am there was a meeting of the High Sheriff’s Consultation Panel. I gave a report of my year and also the future High Sheriffs were discussed. There are three waiting in nomination, and the panel is made up from a wide range of people representing the people of Herefordshire.High Sheriff

Service of Dedication

Attended the Service of Dedication for the installation of HHJ Daniel John Pearce-Higgins QC as the Honorary Recorder of the city of Hereford, and Robert, The Lord Lisvane KCB, DL as Chief Steward of the city of Hereford. From the Town Hall, where the ceremony was conducted, the whole party, including Councillors, marched from St […]

Hereford Magistrates Mock Trial Competiton

Attended the Hereford Magistrates Mock Trial Competition 2017 at 10am, together with the Lord Lieutenant, and his Honour Judge Pearce-Higgins QC. The schools performed very well, and Whitecross School thoroughly deserved to win the competition.

Cyber Security

A working breakfast to hear Steve Thomas, Managing Director of XReach Ltd, give a talk on Cyber Security. It certainly made one think about how vulnerable we are! There is excellent news of a new cyber faculty to be built at the Enterprise Zone in Hereford, under the umbrella of Wolverhampton University.

Successful funding to launch new University in Hereford

Attended a drinks evening at Monique Heijn’s house to celebrate the successful funding to launch the new university in Hereford.