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Presentation of the Young Good Citizen Awards at West Mercia Police Headquarters on 19th September 2018

Following the tour earlier in the day, the three High Sheriffs of Shropshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire changed into shrieval finery to award a number of quite remarkable young people who had made a difference by selfless action of some kind. This varied from extraordinary feats of fund raising, through caring for others through to very brave […]

Visit to West Mercia Police Headquarters 19th September 2018

The three High Sheriffs of Shropshire – Rhoddy Swire, Worcestershire – Cassian Roberts, and Herefordshire were given a warm welcome and tour of the West Mercia Police Headquarters. This include the new operations room, which also directs the Hereford and Worcester (not Shropshire) Fire and Rescue Service, the Dog Training, the Firearms School and presentations […]

Visit to the Newton Farm Ward, Hereford – Thursday 2nd August

The High Sheriff and his wife were the guests of Councillor Phil Edwards and his wife Bobbie on a visit to the Newton Farm ward of which Phil is the representative on Herefordshire Council and Hereford Town Council.  We visited the Oval Community Centre, clearly a vital hub service the community. Here is a link to […]

Hereford Magistrate’s Court – Wednesday 1st August

At the invitation of the chair of one of the benches sitting that day, the High Sheriff observed a number of sessions of the court. All were guilty pleas so the job of the magistrates is to pass sentence or, where their powers are insufficient, to refer the case to the Crown Court. I was struck […]

Champagne Cream Tea -Dadnor Court – Sunday 29th July

The Mayor of Ross-on-Wye, Harry Bramer has chosen as his Mayor’s charity during is year in office PAPYRUS. a small but national charity for the prevention of young suicides. It is a tragedy that there is a need for such a charity but there is. Here is a link for more information. The Mayor and […]

Opening Service of the Two Hundred and Ninety-First Three Choirs Festival – 28th July

It has been the luck of this year’s High Sheriff to hold office when the Three Choirs Festival, which cycles around Gloucester, Hereford and Worcester Cathedrals, is hosted in Hereford. The opening service launched a magnificent festival with a procession of Lord Lieutenants, High Sheriffs, Bishops, Deans, Archdeacons, Canons and various guests from the Bishop’s […]

West Mercia Police Cadets (Herefordshire Detachment) Awards ceremony – 26th July

We were honoured to attend this awards ceremony alongside The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Hereford, Cllr Sue Boulter, The Junior Mayor Anna Darwood, and Chief Inspector Steve Owen. We all presented awards and the High Sheriff had the honour to make the Cadet of the Year award to Charmaine Watkins. The citations were read out by PCSO […]

Informal tour of Ross-on-Wye – Sunday 22nd July

During our shrieval year, we hope to visit all the market towns in the county on an informal basis to get to know them better. We started with Ross-on-Wye in the south of the county and met the Mayor of Ross, Cllr Harry Bramer and his consort, Mrs Marie Ward at Ross’s magnificent market house. […]

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service – Tuesday 12th June

The Chief Fire Officer for the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Fire and Rescue Service picked us up from home on the East of the County. The programme had us getting to Peterchurch on the West of the County in 15 minutes. This would have been optimistic even with the excitement of a blue light. However, the […]

Visit to Long Lartin Prison, Evesham – Monday 11th June

At the invitation of Cassian Roberts, High Sheriff of Worcestershire, we accompanied him and Jane, his wife, on a visit to Long Lartin prison. Long Lartin is a Category A men’s prison. Prisons are categorised A to D and A is for those considered to be the most dangerous. The links are to Wikipedia entries […]