August 31, 2020

In a month of weather extremes, harvest and staycations the High Sheriff has made some interesting visits to some of the lesser known locations of the county. As I continue my travels through Hertfordshire I continue to be amazed by the productive activity and variety...

July 31, 2020

If you snooze, you loose and no High Sheriff wants to be a loser, so no pandemic is going to get in our way of seeing all that Hertfordshire has to offer. Life is beginning to slowly open up and, whilst exercising all social distancing requirements, I have been able to...

July 4, 2020

June has been no easier for an active High Sheriff as the lockdown is still enforced, but the virtual Sheriff and his FLOSH (First Lady of the Sheriff High) have been continuing a busy programme of meetings, webinars and calls throughout the month. High Sheriffs have b...

May 31, 2020

Lock down continues and the High Sheriff is shackled to his desk and the Zoom screen. However, no different to all those in public office, many of whom carry out their tasks for much longer than a High Sheriff, we adapt to the circumstances and make good where we can....

May 4, 2020

A High Sheriff in isolation is a slight contradiction in terms – there isn’t a lengthy job specification but there is a requirement to get out and about. April has been spent locked inside with the smart new uniform proudly hanging in the cupboard – but life has been b...

April 6, 2020

My year of office began on Saturday 4th April, not in the traditional way with a Declaration Ceremony, but via a video link from my home. However, it was just as meaningful and poignant and does not detract from the important role of this ancient office in anyway. My t...

March 24, 2020

There have been 2 wonderful musical events this month.  The first was the Hertfordshire Schools Gala at the Royal Albert Hall. Organised by Hertfordshire Music Services and with the very talented Rufus Frowde as the Artistic Director and Conductor, there were two perfo...

March 12, 2020

We had a really wonderful and happy evening of celebration at the High Sheriff Awards this year, with so many inspiring groups and organisations to recognise.  My thanks to Stuart Storey our compere for guiding me professionally and gently through the evening, and to m...

March 9, 2020

On 3 March Herts Interfaith Forum and Hertfordshire County Council jointly hosted an Interfaith conference entitled Stronger Together, to discuss how different communities including faith communities might work together to face challenges in Hertfordshire. This event w...

February 29, 2020

February has seen lots of work on the preparations for my High Sheriff Awards next month.  We have 14 wonderful charities shortlisted in the categories that reflect my themes and focus this year – faith-based community projects, projects that support work on integratio...

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