James Hervey-Bathurst

James Hervey-Bathurst

Herefordshire School Games

This is a great event for the county, with about 200 pupils from around 60 Herefordshire schools taking part in a range of sporting competitions, supported by around 150 young leaders.  The games were held on land at the Hereford Leisure Centre, on a fine day.  The day was organised by Peter Knight, Herefordshire PE […]

Dedication of a St John Ambulance Community Support Vehicle

Dedication of a St John Ambulance Community Support Vehicle

The Mark Masons of Gloucestershire & Herefordshire had generously paid for the purchase of a new vehicle for St John Ambulance.  It was dedicated in short ceremony conducted by the St John Ambulance Chaplain in Blackfriars Rose Gardens, Hereford, in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant and many St John volunteers, younger and older. After […]

Herefordshire Cyber Forum at Eastnor Castle

I adopted cybercrime as my theme within law and order this year and was delighted that the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce agreed to hold their early-morning forum at Eastnor.  It was particularly relevant for us as we had just had a cyber attack in our business, but luckily it was not successful. After […]

ECHO for Extra Choices in Hereford Ltd AGM

The ECHO AGM was held in the Leominster Sports & Social Club.  The charity is a leading provider of services for people living with disability or learning difficulties in Herefordshire, aiming to make a real difference to the lives of those it supports through involvement in up to 28 projects. Mike Cook, the relatively-newly appointed […]

Shrievalty Service at Hereford Cathedral

This traditional service is an important occasion in the High Sheriff’s year and is attended by the judiciary and by those who administer the law and who render voluntary service.  My service, preceded by a lunch in the College Hall, was planned jointly with the Precentor, the Revd Canon Andrew Piper, and my chaplain, the […]

Hereford Cider Museum Trust: Ciderlands Herefordshire event

This may not have been an official High Sheriff event, but I very much enjoyed attending as a Deputy Lieutenant.  Ciderlands Herefordshire is a programme or festival aimed at leaving a legacy of events that celebrate and champion cider with the local community, with the Cider Museum https://www.cidermuseum.co.uk/  opening its doors 11th October for an […]

The Mayor of Ledbury’s Annual Civic Service

Councillor Phillip Howells invited me to attend his service in the parish church, Ledbury.  We gathered in the wonderful Town Council Offices in Church Lane, from where we processed, led by the Mayors’ Chaplain, to St Michael’s and All Angels. The service included excellent singing by the Ledbury Choral Society, and we were guided through […]

High Sheriffs’ Association West Midlands Regional Meeting

High Sheriffs in our region were invited by Chris Loughran, High Sheriff of the West Midlands 2018-2019, to meet on 29th October to discuss our roles and how we could work together and generally add value to society in our different counties. We assembled at St Mary’s College, Oscott, Sutton Coldfield, a fine Victorian building, […]

Visit of the Prince of Wales to Ross-on-Wye

Visit of the Prince of Wales to Ross-on-Wye

The Mayor of Ross, Councillor Jane Roberts, and her Deputy, Councillor Daniel Lister, invited the Prince of Wales to mark the start of a year to mark the 250th anniversary of the Revd William Gilpin’s promotion of two-day package tours down the Wye to Chepstow. The official reception party included the Lord Lieutenant, the Chairman […]

RBL Field of Remembrance service, Lady Arbor Garden, Hereford Cathedral

The Chair of Herefordshire Royal British Legion, Barbara Leeson, invited me to this short service to mark the placing of over 1000 small crosses in an area of lawn in the Lady Arbor Garden to commemorate each of those from the county who gave their lives in conflicts from the 1st World War onwards.  The […]