Activities & News

Eyres Monsell Club for Young People

A really fun evening at the adult inclusion group, taking part in a mock court trial. Members of the group took acting roles in the trial with great enthusiasm and had worked really hard to learn their parts. I also presented Jakob, Jake, Callum and Natham from the group with High Sheriffs Awards to thank…

Leicestershire Search and Rescue

A very interesting Sunday afternoon with Leicestershire Search and Rescue as part of their assessment weekend for new recruits. I observed one of the groups training exercises. It was a privilege to meet this wonderful group of volunteers prepared to give their time to search and rescue those in need. They come from all walks…

Visit to Harborough to thank volunteers

At the invitation of Cllr Johnson, Chairman of Harborough District Council I attended a meeting to think volunteers who contribute their time to support the community. I met representatives from River Clean, Harborough Morsebags, Harborough Shopmobility Harborough In Bloom, Park Run, Jubilee Foodbank, Lutterworth Foodbank, Wombles Lubenham In Bloom, The Well Kibworth, Harborough Lions Club…

MBE and BEM Investiture Ceremony

A privilege to attend the investiture Ceremony of five local people who had been honoured with British Empire Medals (BEM) and one who had been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). Truly outstanding people serving their community and so interesting to meet and hear their stories.

Festival of Remembrance

I was pleased to attend the Festival of Remembrance hosted by Leicestershire and Rutland in the Royal British Legion at De Montfort Hall, Leicester. Young and old brought together to remember who lost their lives serving our country. We will remember.

High Sheriff of Northamptonshire Courts Service

Wonderful to see so many of my local fellow High Sheriffs for the Northamptonshire Court Service at All Saints Church Northampton. It was an honour to attend the service and thank you for the generous hospitality of Milan Shah, MBE, High Sheriff of Northamptonshire.

Melton Rural Police public meeting

I attended a public meeting with the Rural Police team who have made a huge impact on reducing crime in the rural area around Melton and Rutland in the last year. This has been achieved by a dedicated team and building relationships with the community and is a great example of working together with the…

No 5 Leicester

No5 in Leicester is a centre that provides a safe environment for those who living on the streets and who are experiencing substance misuse issues and are homeless or have accommodation problems. On the day I visited 89 people had registered their attendance. No 5 can expect some 1,100 people to pass through its doors…

Remembrance Service & Parade, Victoria Park, Leicester

As High Sheriff of Leicestershire I had the honour of laying a wreath in memory of all those who had given their lives from Leicestershire’s Judiciary and Prison Service at Remembrance Service & Parade, Victoria Park, Leicester. The service was led by the Bishop of Leicester and a reading from former Regimental Sergeant Major, Roger…

High Sheriff of Leicestershire’s Justice Service

Thank you to everyone who took part in the High Sheriff of Leicestershire’s Justice Service at St Mary de Castro Church, Leicester. It was wonderful to have it so well supported and share this historical and extraordinary event with so many dignitaries, representatives of charities and organisations, volunteers and friends.