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Visit to the Wye Valley NHS Trust – 29th March 2019

Wye Valley NHS Trust (“WVT”) is the provider of healthcare services at Hereford County Hospital, which is based in the city of Hereford, along with a number of community services for Herefordshire and its borders. It also provide healthcare services at community hospitals in the market towns of Ross-on-Wye, Leominster and Bromyard (but not Ledbury […]

Visit to the Hereford College of Arts – 29th March 2019

We visited the Hereford College of Arts and saw around both its campuses, on Folly Lane and on College Road. We were told about the College and its ambitions by Abigail Appleton, the Principal.  The College was founded in the mid 19th Century so has had time to build a formidable reputation. It is independent, […]

Herefordshire Music Fund Relaunch – 28th March 2019

Some years ago, Jonathan Godfrey OBE, then Principal of the Hereford Sixth Form College (now a Director of the Hay Festival), launched a fund to provide bursaries for music tuition, primarily for Sixth Form College students. This has now been relaunched as a separate charity managed by Encore, the organisation that provides music services to […]

Faure’s Requiem – 27th March 2019

This event was driven by the Cathedral School but brought together school choirs from all around the county in Hereford Cathedral. In the first half, we heard classical pieces by Mozart and Debussy before a new piece called Night Sky, written by Judah Moore, a Hereford Cathedral School, musician of what was obvious talent. We […]

Visit to Hereford & Ludlow College – 27th March 2019

Next door to the Sixth Form College is the Herefordshire & Ludlow College. On the web-site is listed three campuses – Hereford, Ludlow and Holme Lacy. Hereford, which used to be what was called a Technology College, offers a wide range of courses well beyond technology in the old sense – full and part time, […]

Visit to Hereford Sixth Form College – 27th March 2019

Peter Cooper, principal of the Sixth Form College in Folly Lane in Hereford met us to talk about the work of the College and give us a guided tour. Apart from the John Masefield secondary school in Ledbury and the John Kyrle School in Ross-on-Wye, there are no other sixth form colleges in Herefordshire and […]

The Vennture Volunteer Celebration Dinner – 26th March 2019

Vennture, the charity that ahs appeared in this year’s blog and has been supported by many previous High Sheriffs, had a dinner at All Saint’s Church Hereford, for its volunteers at which awards were given for outstanding contributions. They are all outstanding but some stood out even further. This is what Vennture does. A major […]

St. Michael’s Hospice Race Day – 26th March 2019

Today was the last day of the season at Hereford Racecourse and is traditionally a charity day. This year, the chosen charity was St. Michael’s Hospice. A special lunch as well as the last race (and another as well) was sponsored by the Clive and Sylvia Richards Charity. This charity has been a very generous […]

Gloucestershire Legal service and Declaration of the new High Sheriff – 24th March 2019

Gloucestershire do things differently. They hold their legal service in the Spring and incorporate the Declaration of the new High Sheriff into the service. This all takes place in the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral. So we joined a long procession from the Courts to the Cathedral as visiting High Sheriffs alongside Judges of many colours, the […]

Herefordshire Community Champions Awards – 22nd March 2019

The Chairman of Herefordshire Council, Cllr. Brian Wilcox, created these awards four years ago to honour those in the county who make a different above and beyond. There were three finalists in five categories – Youth Champion, Environment Champion, Volunteer Champion, Community Champion and Caring Champion. After the citations were read by Paul Deneen OBE […]