Activities & News

Loughborough University

Graduation Ceremony. Marvellous to see the joy & pride on the faces of the successful graduates & their families. Thank you to Chancellor Lord Coe, Vice-Chancellor Prof Nick Jennings, & all the team who put on such a perfectly choreographed event. Fabulous weather as well!

Lord Mayor of Leicester

Thank you to the Lord Mayor, Cllr Bhupen Dave, for his hospitality in the Lord Mayor’s Parlour, full of history and tradition. We had an excellent meeting.

Police Academy

Chief Inspector Mark Botte gave up his morning to show me the Leicestershire Police Academy where all the Force’s officers undergo initial, and continuing, training. Excellent level of detail, commitment & integrity on show. Thank you!

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…