High Sheriff Awards 2023


The 28th Annual High Sheriff Awards will take place at County Hall, Hertford on Thursday 9th March 2023. Further details around how to apply will be updated here in due course.

27th Annual High Sheriff Awards, March 2022

High Sheriff - Lionel C. Wallace DL

At the most recent Awards ceremony, in March 2022, winners were selected in line with Lionel’s theme of 'Youth in Herts’:


  • Carers in Hertfordshire recognising how they involve young people in shaping services and empower young leaders. (Website)

  • Future Living for their boxing classes that provide an outlet for difficult emotions that young people may experience. (Website)

  • Tracks Autism for how they provide leadership skills for children living with autism. (Website)

  • Youth Talk for how their youth panel enables young people to serve their community by helping to shape the services offered to young people, tackling mental health issues. (Website)

  • Khalsa Football Club for their focus on community building, including crime prevention and anti-racism work. The group were also presented with a Highly Commended National Crimebeat Award in the Youth Led category.  (Website

  • Children’s Integrated Playschemes (CHIPS) were recognised for how they help children with additional needs to try new things and how they involve the whole family. Siblings that have attended sessions have gone on to become young volunteers. (Website)

  • Mediation Hertfordshire for how they empower young people to solve disagreements including tackling bullying. (Website)

  • The Block Community Hub for how they encourage young people to pursue their interests outside of mainstream schooling to overcome hardships and improve aspirations. (Website)

  • Stand-by-me for their support of young people and how their young ambassadors are empowered to support their peers. (Website) 

  • North Mymms Youth Project for their work in giving young people a chance to take part in unusual real-life activities (off their phones), with an emphasis on resilience and self-sufficiency. (Website

  • Sopwell Community Trust for how they give young people from deprived backgrounds opportunities they wouldn’t have had otherwise.  (Website


The High Sheriff also delivered some non monetary personal awards to individuals who have been Ambassadors of his Youth in Herts theme which included young entrepreneurs developing employment opportunities for ex-prisoners. 

A special Award was created in honour of the late Teddy Faure Walker who was an impassioned supporter of opportunities for young people. This Award went to HCC Service for Young People and was presented by Louise Faure Walker.


In addition, the Prince’s Trust presented a special award to Liam Bowe, who took part in our ‘Get Into Horse Racing’ programme with the British Racing School. (Website