Activities & News

Coalville Community Fun Run

The inaugural Coalville Community Fun Run organised by the Coalville Belvoir Rotary Club was certainly fun, with an extraordinary community spirit too! Well done everyone who took part as runners, joggers or walkers and those who cheered us on all to support the chosen charities Islastones Foundation, Hospice Hope. Thanks to Leicestershire Country Parks for…

Appointment of Justices of the Peace

It was my pleasure to recently attend a ceremony for the Appointment of Justices of the Peace. Thank you to the newly appointed JP’s for volunteering to undertake this important role, and I know you will find it rewarding and interesting. “I will well and truly serve our Sovereign King Charles the Third, in the…

Magistrates visit to Warning Zone

The High Sheriff invited magistrates to have a very enlightening visit to the charity Warning Zone who are dedicated to teaching life-skills and safeguarding children and help keep them out of the criminal justice system. Warning Zone’s mission is to deliver life-saving messages to children aged 10-11, catching them on a key transition in their…

Royal Visit to Leicester

It was wonderful to welcome His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh to the Shama Women’s Centre, Leicester on Tuesday 16 May. @shamawomenscentre is a local charity that works to provide culturally inclusive support and activities to local women. The Duke had the opportunity to see the range of activities offered by the centre and…

High Sheriff Award

It was my delight and honour to give Raymond Bennett a High Sheriffs Award in recognition of the great and valuable services he has given to the community. Ray was born in Sproxton, lived all his life there and, amongst many other things, Ray was on the Parish Council for over 35 years, chairing it…

Scout West Leicester District Scouts – Young People Awards Evening

It is exciting to meet young people who, when given the opportunity, reach for more in life through the Cubs and Scouts. I recently had the pleasure of speaking to and handing out 50 Awards to the Cubs and Scouts of the South West Leicester District. I met their wonderful leaders who have helped and…

Chief Constable Awards

A huge honour as part of the annual Chief Constable Awards at Athena, Leicester this week to present Crown Court Commendations by High Court Judges.The evening celebrated and recognised the outstanding work by officers, staff and volunteers across all areas of the force. Leicestershire is extremely lucky to have such dedicated and committed individuals at…

Birstall Fire Station and Headquarters

On 15th May Leicestershire’s Chief Fire Officer, Callum Faint, and his Fire Officers gave me a tour Birstall Fire Station.It was an honour to meet them and also learn about how they do so much to educate and prevent fires and accidents to help keep us safe. Leicestershire’s Fire and Rescue Service’s selfless courage in…

Artisan Cheese Awards 2023 in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray.

Wonderful to be invited to judge at the Artisan Cheese Awards 2023 in St Mary’s Church, Melton Mowbray. Judges from many countries and around 400 different artisan cheeses from the UK divided into 19 categories. My thanks to Charlie Turnbull who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of cheese tasting and is a wonderful teacher too. Thank…

The Big Help Out Snibston Colliery Park Coalville

The rain didn’t dampen our spirits when I joined Coalville Belvoir Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of Ashby de la Zouch Castle to help do some weeding, tidying and litter picking at Snibston Colliery park for the #TheBigHelpOut. It was my honour to pass on a personal thank you from King Charles III and…