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Herefordshire Community Foundation High Sheriff Awards at Eastnor Castle

We hosted this annual event on 5th March, attended by a wide range of Herefordshire guests and the board of the HCF.  Frank Myers MBE, Chairman, addressed the guests giving an update on the work for the HCF and the position of its finances, which were good. I then presented High Sheriff awards to representatives […]

Cyber “Halt the Hackers” Seminar for Herefordshire Charities

After the cyber seminar I organised in August for business with the Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce at Eastnor, Lady McFarlane DL, a Trustee of YSS in Hereford, thought it would be helpful to offer a similar seminar for the voluntary sector.  She hired a room at Hereford Football Club and arranged through Will […]

Centenary Service of Evensong for the Herefordshire Federation of Women’s Institutes

I attended this service on 9th February in Hereford Cathedral.  The Dean took the service and gave the sermon.  As always, the service was enhanced by fine singing by the cathedral choir. The many branches of the WI in Herefordshire were represented and their record of providing educational opportunities for women and cohesion and support […]

Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service- Herefordshire Medals and Awards Ceremony

This is an important annual event, which this year was postponed due to flooding.  It was held in the Hereford Town Hall in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant, the Dowager Countess of Darnley and hosted and organised by Nathan Travis, Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive. The event is a chance to mark the […]

Visit to The Craven Arms Islamic Centre

  Although not in Herefordshire, the mosque in Craven Arms is probably the nearest one to our county so Lucy and were delighted to be able to visit it with High Sheriff of Shropshire, Dr Josh Dixey, and his wife, Di, on 1st February. We were received by the Imam, Sohayb Peerbhai, who has been […]

Visit to HMP Prison Stoke Heath

As there are no prisons in Herefordshire, we took the chance to visit Stoke Heath Prison with the High Sheriff of Shropshire, Dr Josh Dixey on 1st February.  We were the guests of John Huntington, the Governor. HMP & YOI Stoke Heath is a Closed Category C Adult male and Young Adult site with a […]

Herefordshire Magistrates Social Event

After an earlier event in November was postponed due to flooding, the magistrates and their partners came to Eastnor for their annual social evening on 29th January.  It was a pleasure to spend time with them – and to enjoy the home-made refreshments they provided. I was asked to give a short tour of the […]

Hope Support Services 10th Anniversary Celebrations

Hope is a small charity based in Ross which aims to support anyone in Herefordshire aged 5-25 who has had a loved one diagnosed with a serious illness.  It reaches beyond Herefordshire with a digital support service for anyone aged 11-25.  The Founder and Chair is Sue Trevethan, and Michael Sharp has been the Chief […]

Herefordshire Youth Orchestra Autumn Concert

This was postponed from the autumn due to bad weather, but despite the delay, the performance was invigorating and to a very high standard.  The Shirehall was the venue. The orchestra was conducted by Michael Young and tutored by Barbara Kinnaird.  It opened with the Hebrides Overture by Mendelssohn and followed with an excellent performance […]

Royal British Legion AGM, Hereford

The Royal British Legion helps the whole Armed Forces community through welfare, companionship and representation as well as being the Nation’s custodian of Remembrance.  I was invited to attend the Herefordshire Branch AGM in the Hereford council offices.  Other local branches were represented. The year’s activities were reviewed, and financial matters were covered.  A representative […]