Activities & News

All Aboard

the Rutland Belle for the second evening of Osprey watching in aid of Warning Zone, the charity that teaches children to be safe and street savvy. Thank you to everyone who came and who made both evenings so interesting, successful and such fun. And to the Ospreys!

Crown Hills Community College

An inspiring evening with Farhan Adam (Principal) & James Wright (Asst Principal) to celebrate the commitment shown by pupils. Well done to all of them! Labor omnia vincit!

Youth Courts Solutions Symposium

At Northampton University, excellently organised by Amy Crawfurd, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire. Thank you for a thought provoking day – I hope we can replicate your success in significantly reducing youth re-offending.

Leicester Gita Festival

A discourse by MahaMandaleshwar Gita Manishi Swami Gyananand Ji Maharag on the Bhagvad Gita. Let all faiths live in harmony. Thank you to Dr Singla for inviting me.

Returning Officer

For the Melton & Syston Constituency. Well done to the team led by Edd de Coverly, Chief Exec of Melton Borough Council for the calm, efficient and professional count tonight. Democracy in action. Thank you!

Radio 3

The High Sheriff is each County’s Returning Officer. 2h43m44s into the Radio 3 Breakfast link. Thank you Petroc Trelawny for sharing that with the nation. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0020hxd?partner=uk.co.bbc&origin=share-mobile

Armed Forces Day

A terrific parade of serving personnel, cadets & veterans marching past The King’s Representative, Lord-Lieutenant Mike Kapur to the skirls of the Seaforth Highlanders Pipes & Drums,. Followed by a moving Drumhead service in Jubilee Square, honouring all our Armed Forces. The RAF Cadets who laid out the drums were outstanding! Thank you to everyone…

Chief Constable’s Commendations

An inspiring afternoon hearing of the great work by unsung heroes of the Police Force. Thank you!

LeicesterShire Historic Churches Trust

A fascinating & inspirational talk by Mrs Janet Arthur MBE St Michael’s, Eastwell on the work of the Trust in its 60th year. Our churches, of all denominations, are a wonderful part of our heritage: the trust does excellent work helping to keep them in good condition. Thank you!

Founders Day

At Wyggestons & Trinity Almshouses. Wonderful institutions, now one, dating back to 1513 & 1331 respectively. God bless William & Agnes Wyggeston & Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Lancaster, the founders. Countless folk have benefitted from their generosity and do so today.