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The Mayor of Bromyard’s Charity Dinner – 22nd September 2018

The Mayor of Bromyard, Cllr Roger Page and the Mayoress, Mrs Clare Davies, held a dinner at the Falcon Hotel, Bromyard to raise funds for his chosen charity, the Kempson Players, which looks after the Bromyard recreation ground. Recreation grounds are a vital recourse to provide legitimate fun activity (and prevent the alternative). They are […]

The Commemoration of Lance Corporal Allan Leonard Lewis – Friday 21st September 2018

Exactly 100 years ago, Lance Corporal Allan Leonard Lewis was killed at Rossnoy, near Lempire in France on 21st September 1918. Three days earlier, he had been exceptionally brave. On the 21st, he again set an outstanding example and paid the ultimate price. For these acts, he was awarded the Victoria Cross. He was born […]

Presentation by YSS – 20th September 2018

A number of workers, volunteers and clients of YSS came together in a room to tell us about their work. YSS stands for “Your Support Service”. Their mission is “Enabling people who are vulnerable, have complex needs and who face difficult life challenges to lead positive and constructive lives in society and to achieve their […]

Echo AGM Leominster – 20th September 2018

This was an AGM with a difference. No stuffy high table of directors telling the shareholders how marvellous they have been. This was a show to all the members by a substantial number of the members. Anyone who participates as helpers and the helped can become a member and have a say. The list of activities […]

Presentation of the Young Good Citizen Awards at West Mercia Police Headquarters on 19th September 2018

Following the tour earlier in the day, the three High Sheriffs of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire changed into shrieval finery to award a number of quite remarkable young people who had made a difference by selfless action of some kind. This varied from extraordinary feats of fund raising, through caring for others through to very brave […]

Visit to West Mercia Police Headquarters 19th September 2018

The three High Sheriffs of Shropshire – Rhoddy Swire, Worcestershire – Cassian Roberts, and Herefordshire were given a warm welcome and tour of the West Mercia Police Headquarters. This include the new operations room, which also directs the Hereford and Worcester (not Shropshire) Fire and Rescue Service, the Dog Training, the Firearms School and presentations […]

Dying 2 Drive Safety programme day – 18th September 2018

A number of guests joined 97 young people in Year 11 (aged 15 or so) children from Whitecross School to spend a morning learning what can so easily happen if the driver of a car is distracted either by what the driver and/or his passengers are doing. After an introduction, we were given a demonstration of what happens […]

Visit to the National Memorial Arboretum – 7th September 2018

The High Sheriff of Staffordshire, Mrs Pippa Gee DL, organised a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum for her neighbouring High Sheriffs. Luckily, her concept of “neighbour” included Herefordshire so we went with our chaplain and her husband. We were taken around in buggies and our guide explained the considerable thought that has gone into […]