Activities & News

Leicester Magistrate and Leicester Combined Court Visit

An absolutely fascinating day for the High Sheriff at Leicester Magistrates Court and then at Leicester Combined Court. Even as a Magistrate myself I found there was so much to learn about what goes on behind the scenes and in other the courts and it was so interesting to meet so many other agencies who…

The Well at Kibworth

The Well on the High Street at Kibworth may be a small charity but it makes a huge impact in the community and surrounding villages. I met a dedicated and skilled team running this small local charity of a café, shop and food bank. I was impressed by the understanding of the needs of the…

Loughborough University Council / Senate Dinner

The High Sheriff thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity meet with academics, staff and members of the Senate and Council of Loughborough University in June at the Council/Senate Dinner. Senior Pro Chancellor, Christine Hodgson and The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Jennings spoke about the year’s achievements of the University and the future. Congratulations to the University of Loughborough…

Opening of the New Vet Centre at Woodside, RSPCA Leicester

The High Sheriff of Leicestershire attended the opening of a New Vet Centre by Dr Scott Miller at Woodside Vet Centre, RSPCA Leicester on 30th June. Thanks to generous donations this will now allow rescue animals to be, wherever possible treated on site and therefore the reduce any possible stress of further transportation for treatment.…

High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire’s Garden Party

A very special welcome to the High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire’s Garden Party was given by dancers. Wonderful to meet representatives from local charities, RAF, police and St John Ambulance as well as other dignitaries. A very happy afternoon in the garden of Elgoods Brewery. Thank you and wishing you a very successful and enjoyable year…

Young Leicestershire

The High Sheriff had the opportunity hear about Young Leicestershire’s Award winning year and work to provide access to clubs for young people in Leicestershire at their AGM. During the past year Young Leicestershire were awarded with the Queens Platinum Jubilee Award for Community and Business and also Embarks’ Business Charity Partnership of the Year…

Windrush Day

On 25th June the High Sheriff attended a joyous and uplifting evening service of Thanksgiving by the Moravian Church and Community Celebration to mark Windrush Day. It was privilege to mark 75 years since the Windrush laid anchor at Tilbury Docks and to honour and give thanks for the extraordinary contributions of the Windrush generation…

Armed Forces Day

Thank you to everyone in Leicester who showed their thanks and support to all those who have served, past and present, as well as their families and cadets who make up the Armed Forces Community. We are grateful for you service and hard work. A proud moment for all those taking part in the Parade…

Lunch with Tigers for Royal Tigers Day

Royal Tigers Day was marked by the Royal Tigers’ Association with a service of remembrance followed by lunch. The Royal Leicestershire Regiment was an infantry regiment formed in 1688 and served with distinction around the world and since 1825 it was known by its famous nickname “The Tigers”. In 1964 it was merged into The…

North Memorial Homes plaque unveiling to mark the Coronation of the King

Tucked away in Oadby, Leicester is a little oasis which are North Memorial Homes. These are homes offering independent living for ex-service personal in possession of some sort of disability pension and I recently had the honour of being present for the unveiling of a plaque by the Lord Lieutenant to mark the Coronation of…