I was delighted to attend Hertsmere Council’s annual Civic Awards on Saturday evening, where unsung heroes were recognised for their efforts and long-standing service to the community. From the leader of a girl guides unit to a dedicated player in a brass band and the chairman of a residents association, it was wonderful to see so many deserving people get rewarded, at the ceremony held at Elstree Studios. The Mayor of Hertsmere, Councillor Charles Goldstein, presented awards
Last month I was thrilled to visit the Watford Hertswise Project. Age UK Hertfordshire has teamed up with Hertfordshire Independent Living Service, Herts Mind Network, Carers in Hertfordshire and other community and voluntary groups to offer this new and exciting service called ‘Hertswise’. The innovative countywide service is designed to support people with dementia, low level memory loss or mild cognitive impairment as well as their friends, family and carers. Hertswise ca
Thank you very much to all those who attended the 2018 High Sheriff's Lecture at the University of Hertfordshire last night. I was delighted so many people could join. The subject of my lecture was 'The Internet Century: Innovation and Change' and a copy is available here, with suggestions for further reading. Thank you.
I'm sure many of you will be familiar with the work of Hertfordshire Community Foundation (HCF), but I wanted to particularly draw your attention to their Love Herts Campaign. Love Herts is a simple way to give where you live, and every penny donated will go towards helping the most vulnerable in our county. Please watch the short video below and should you wish to find our more, please visit their website. (www.hertscf.org.uk)
As part of the High Sheriff Awards last week I was delighted to present some awards to the participants of the 2017 Building Effectiveness Programme. Building Effectiveness in the Hertfordshire Voluntary Sector is an exciting new programme delivered by HCF Training and Development. It is supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation and myself and delivered in partnership with the Cranfield Trust.
The project will initially run for 2 years and started in January 2017. In each
Some months back I was introduced to a wonderful group of ladies at St Michael and All Angels Church in Borehamwood who collectively form the ‘Knit and Natter’ club. They do pretty much what it says on the tin and make a variety of amazing knitted creations out of wool. Their achievements are made all the more extraordinary due to the fact that some of the ladies are visually impaired. This means, amongst other things, that they can’t follow knitting patterns and instead rely
We had a wonderful evening last night celebrating the 23rd annual High Sheriff Awards in the beautiful setting of The Great Barn at Micklefield Hall, Sarratt. Photos of the event will be available soon, but find out more about the wonderful Award winners by clicking on the 'High Sheriff Awards' tab from the main menu, or click here.