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.

Hereford Community Champions Award

Mr Bill Jackson, High Sheriff attended the Herefordshire Community Champions Awards evening at the Shire Hall,Hereford.

Cathedral Combined Cadet Forces

Mr Bill Jackson, Esq. attended the Hereford Cathedral Combined Cadet Forces biannual inspection at Suvla Barracks.

Harrison Clarke Rickerbys Office opening

Mr Bill Jackson, Esq, High Sheriff attended the opening of the new Wye Valley Office in Ross on Wye for Harrison Clark Rickersby.

Bill Jackson and the Cadets of the Lord Lieutenant - April 16

Opening of the Hereford River Carnival

Mr Bill Jackson Esq. High Sheriff attended the opening of the Hereford River Carnival with the Mayor an the Bishop.  In the afternoon he marched through the city being the band with the Mayor.   Hundreds of people turned out for the occasion.

National Cycling Conference

Mr Bill Jackson Esq. High Sheriff attended a National Cycling Conference at the Courtyard Theatre, Hereford, where there were 25 experts in the world of bicycles.

Wolverhampton University

The High Sheriff of Herefordshire, Mr Bill Jackson Esq., attended a reception at the House of Lords. The invitation came from the Wolverhampton University in support of the Hereford Enterprise Zone.

Swearing in of New PCC John-Paul Campion - May 16

Swearing in of the new Police Crime Commissioner

The High Sheriff, Mr Bill Jackson Esq., attended the swearing in of the New Police Crime Commissioner John-Paul Campion at Hindlip Hall, West Mercia Police Headquarters in Worcester.

Honorary Freeman of the City

The High Sheriff of Herefordshire, Mr Bill Jackson Esq., attended the inauguration of the Hon. Toby Julian Anderson Hooper QC as Honorary Freeman of the city of Hereford at the Town Hall.

Mayor Making - May 16

Mayor Making Ceremony

Wearing full Court dress, The High Sheriff of Hereford, Mr Bill Jackson Esq. attended the Mayor making Ceremony at Grange Court, Leominster.   The New Mayor is Angela Pendleton.

Army Cadet Force Charity Lunch - May 16

Chateau Impney Hotel, Droitwich

The High Sheriff, Mr Bill Jackson Esq., responded to the toast made by Lieutenant Colonel Mark Jackson OBEMA, at the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Army Cadet Force Charity Lunch at the Chateau Impney Hotel in Droitwich Spa.