Bill Jackson

Bill Jackson

For someone who was born and educated in the county, it was a great honour to be nominated as High Sheriff for the county of Herefordshire for 2016/17. For over 50 years I have been practicing in the property industry in Herefordshire and the surrounding counties. I feel privileged to be working in one of the most beautiful rural areas in the United kingdom; that is why I am so passionate about expanding our county, not only the cathedral city but also creating jobs in all the market towns so that we can maintain our unitary authority and control of this beautiful county. For over 50 years I have been practicing in the property industry in Herefordshire and the surrounding counties. I feel privileged to be working in one of the most beautiful rural areas in the United kingdom; that is why I am so passionate about expanding our county, not only the cathedral city but also creating jobs in all the market towns so that we can maintain our unitary authority and control of this beautiful county. The office of High Sheriff has been held for over 1000 years and is the oldest office of the land, except for the crown, and in the ceremony, which was held at The Shire Hall, the incoming High Sheriff has to read a declaration stating that they will truly serve the Queen’s Majesty in the office of High Sheriff of the County of Herefordshire, and do right as well to poor as to rich in all things belonging to my Office; I will do no wrong to any man for any gift, reward or promise, nor for favour or for hatred. Also, I declare that I will not contract for or grant for reward or benefit by myself, or any other person for me, all for my use, directly or indirectly. These are very powerful statements and history has shown that the High Sheriffs played a very important part in the preparation and the signing of the Magna Carta, which we have the 1217 copy in our cathedral which was used by the pilgrims going over to America to form the basis of the American constitution. Of the 64 articles, 32 form part of the role of the High Sheriffs. It is my aim over the next year, with the support of Gillian, my partner and family of William, Matthew, Claire and Logan to uphold the principles which have been created over many years for the High Sheriff of the county of Herefordshire.

Martha Trust

The High Sheriff, Bill Jackson Esq. attended the 20th Anniversary of the Martha Trust Charity, and the opening of the second home at Sophie House, Hereford.   It was all a great success and the new building is a wonderful facility.

Longland Care Farm

The High Sheriff, Bill Jackson Esq. attended a fundraiser for Longlands Care Farm. It was a wonderful evening.  He especially enjoyed the Cathedral Girl Choristers of Worcester Cathedral, together with Rule Britannia, Pomp and Circumstance No. 1 by Elgar, performed by The British Police Symphony Orchestra.      

Service of Thanksgiving

The High Sheriff, Bill Jackson Esq. attended a Service of Thanksgiving at Hereford Cathedral to mark the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.  It is just amazing that they need to raise seven million pounds per annum.

HOPE Family Centre

The High Sheriff, Bill Jackson Esq. visited the HOPE centre to discuss funding.   HOPE Family Centre is a local charity offering services to everyone within a six-mile radius of Bromyard, together with an excellent cafe with wonderful Leek and Potato soup,   Well worth a visit!

Armed Forces Charity

The High Sheriff, Bill Jackson Esq., attended the AGM of the Armed Forces Charity

Cyber Opportunities Seminar

The High Sheriff, Bill Jackson Esq., attended a Cyber Opportunities Seminar at the Enterprise Zone

The Kindle Centre

The High Sheriff, Bill Jackson Esq., presented the awards to the primary school children for the Anti-Litter posters that they created.   The winning poster will be displayed along the banks of the River Wye and along the Great Western Route.

St Peter’s Church

The High Sheriff, Bill Jackson Esq., attended a civic service of Thanksgiving for the Mayor Councillor Charles Nicholls and the Mayoress Jenny Tawn

Marches LEP

Mr Bill Jackson, Esq, attended the annual conference of the Marches LEP

Red Cross Spring Gardening event

In the afternoon, Bill Jackson Esq, attended the Red Cross Great Spring Gardening event at Newport House, Almeley