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Recent winners of High Sheriff Awards are listed below

28th Annual High Sheriff Awards, March 2023

High Sheriff - Sally Burton DL

Sally's Awards focused on highlighting Hertfordshire organisations who support people dealing with some of the challenges exacerbated by the recent pandemic, with a special emphasis on mental health issues, mainly those involving addiction to drugs and alcohol, and the problems which stem from addiction such as domestic abuse and homelessness.

High Sheriff Award winners (click the group name to access their website)

Friends of SADA (Survivors Against Domestic Abuse)   



The Living Room


CDA Herts

ELSA Next Generation

Herts Vision Loss

Kaotic Angels Foundation

Hand on Heart

In addition, some non-monetary High Sheriff Personal Awards were also presented to the following people: 

Lynn Whitnall CEO of Paradise Wildlife Park and Director of The Zoological Society of Hertfordshire, who has raised thousands of pounds for charities and conservation projects.


Gordon Morrison - for his philanthropy, in particular for his role in co-founding ‘Helping Herts’ and raising money for 12 children and young people’s charities across Hertfordshire.


Detective Sergeant Rob Scott - leader of the Hertford, Ware and Bishop’s Stortford Police Cadets, whose team of cadets have helped multiple High Sheriffs. He was recognised for guiding hundreds of young people, many of whom have gone on to have careers in the police. 


Sharon Russell - from the office of the Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Police for her constant support to the High Sheriff during the year. 


Joe Heeney - CEO of Resolve, for being a shining example of someone with lived experience supporting and inspiring others to overcome adversity.


Penny Carey, Diana Kirsch, Shane O’Mahony and Sue Whiterod - for their role in organising the High Sheriff’s Symposium on Substance Misuse.

During her year, Sally has sponsored a police dog in collaboration with the Hertfordshire Constabulary. TPD Sheriff and her handler PC Rebecca Clark were introduced and given a High Sheriff’s badge. A definite highlight, particularly considering ’Sheriff’ was so well behaved despite her youth and inexperience!

In addition, The Prince’s Trust presented a special award to Jamie-Lee Wilson, a recent graduate of the Prince's Trust Team Programme led by Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue. 

27th Annual High Sheriff Awards, March 2022

High Sheriff - Lionel C. Wallace DL

Winners were selected in line with Lionel’s theme of 'Youth in Herts’:


High Sheriff Award winners

Carers in Hertfordshire                                         Website

Future Living                                                             Website

Tracks Autism                                                           Website

Youth Talk                                                                   Website

Khalsa Football Club                                               Website

Children’s Integrated Playschemes (CHIPS)   Website

Mediation Hertfordshire                                        Website

The Block Community Hub                                   Website

Stand-by-me                                                             Website

North Mymms Youth Project                                Website

Sopwell Community Trust                                    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

26th Annual High Sheriff Awards, March 2021

High Sheriff - Henry Holland-Hibbert

Following a quite extraordinary year the 26th High Sheriff awards ceremony was held virtually on the 11th March 2021, to recognise and celebrate those groups who have demonstrated excellence in supporting their local communities or beneficiaries during the last 12 months of this pandemic.

High Sheriff Award winners

DRUM (Disability Recreation Unity Movement)  Website

Electric Umbrella                                                  Website

Hospice of St Francis                                            Website

Playskill                                                                  Website

Small Acts of Kindness                                        Website

Sunnyside Rural Trust                                          Website

High Sheriff’s Personal Award Winners

Feed Up Warm Up                                                                                                      Website

Herts Fire and Rescue Services - Youth Engagement Team and Volunteers      Website

The Prince’s Trust Award

Heather Collier                                                      Website

25th Annual High Sheriff Awards, March 2020

High Sheriff - Sarah Beazley

Prince’s Trust Award

Winner - Alan Davies (


National Crimebeat

Operation Edge, a project run by the Hertfordshire Constabulary with secondary schools in Stevenage, received a Highly Commended Award from National Crimebeat for their short film about knife crime (


High Sheriff Awards 

Faith based Community Projects

Winner - Camp Unity (

Winner - Open Door St Albans (

Winner - One Vision Project (

Winner - South Hill Centre (considered outstanding) (



Winner - Chexs (

Winner - Jackie’s Drop-In (

Winner - Recover Team (considered outstanding) (


Social Justice

Winner - Stand by me (

Winner - Young Carers’ Crew (

Winner - Resolve (considered outstanding) (


Stronger Communities

Winner - Gratitude (

Winner - Best Before Café (

Winner - INS (

Winner - Citizens Advice St Albans and District (considered outstanding) (

High Sheriff’s Personal Award winners

Phil Abrey, managing chaplain at HMP The Mount

Emma Gardner, team leader at Watford County Court

Harjit Singh, Community Development worker for the Fire Service

Duncan Wallace, recently retired East Herts Rural Neighbourhood team Police Sergeant

24th Annual High Sheriff Awards, March 2019
High Sheriff - Suzy Harvey DL

Prince’s Trust Award

Winner - Danielle Church (


2018 Building Effectiveness Programme 

Joint Winner- Resolve (

Joint Winner - Watford Workshop (


National Crimebeat Awards

Finalist and 3rd place in the 'Youth Led' Category for their short film ‘Break the Chain’ - Students from Oaklands College (

Finalist and Runner Up in the ‘Adult Led’ Category for their ‘Achieve Care’ project - East Herts Volunteer Police Cadets (


High Sheriff Awards

Winner- East Herts Volunteer Police Cadets (

Winner - Future Living Hertford (

Winner- Herts Inclusive Theatre (

Winner- Herts Young Homeless (

Winner - Insider Access (

Winner- North Mymms Youth Project (

Winner- The Gifted (

High Sheriff’s Personal Award Winners

Verity Bramwell - for her work with the Ollie Foundation, a charity devoted to stopping teenage and young people from taking their own lives.


Andrea Hill- for being the driving force behind the very successful St Albans Legacy Project which commemorated the Armistice Centenary in the St Albans district


Ben Wallace- for his involvement in Grove Cottage Mencap, Bishop’s Stortford, to recognise his personal growth and development gained through his ongoing volunteering at the charity’s café and nursery. 


The ‘Fit, Fed and Read’ initiative, Herts Sports Partnership- which confronts the growing issues of hunger, isolation and physical inactivity in children in low income families during school holidays by providing free programmes in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

23rd Annual High Sheriff Awards, March 2018
High Sheriff - Will Hobhouse Esq

Prince’s Trust Award

Winner - Levi Springs (


2017 Building Effectiveness Programme 

Winner - Home-Start Watford and Three Rivers (

Runner Up - Watford FC’s Community Sports and Education Trust (


Social Justice Award

Winner - Herts Domestic Abuse Helpline (

Runner Up - Herts Welcomes Syrian Families (


Volunteering Award - Community Led

Winner - St Albans and District Foodbank (

Runner Up - Colne Valley Special Sailors (


Volunteering Award - Elderly

Winner - RVS Rickmansworth (

Runner Up - Sarratt Care (


Volunteering Award - Family

Winner - Cruse Bereavement Care Hertfordshire (

Runner Up - Carers in Hertfordshire (


Personal Award Winners

Cllr Pat Strack - for her work to her local community of Borehamwood Kenilworth

St Michael and All Angels Knit and Natter group - for producing some amazing knitted sheriffs! Photos to follow soon.

John and Jan Wing - for their services to the town of Ware.

Jenny Hewson - for her work with Emmaus Hertfordshire

Carol Chorley - for services to the village of Sarratt.

Community Central, St Albans - for fantastic support shown to the local voluntary community in St Albans.

Gardening team at The Hospice of St Francis - for committing over 6,000 volunteer hours annually to make the gardens at the hospice a stunning place for all.

Redbourn Care Group - for their wonderful support of the older community in Redbourn.

22nd Annual High Sheriff Awards, March 2017
High Sheriff - Stelio Stefanou OBE DL

Emmaus Hertfordshire (
Hertford & Ware Volunteer Police Cadets (
Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust (
Khalsa Youth Football Academy (
Mediation Hertfordshire (
Road Victims Trust (

Small Acts of Kindness CIC (
Stand-by-me Bereavement Support Services for Children (
Stevenage Crucial Crew (
Watford Community Housing Trust (
Welwyn and Hatfield Domestic Abuse Forum

21st Annual High Sheriff Awards, March 2016
High Sheriff - Jonathan Trower Esq

B3 Living (
Cheshunt Extended Services (
Dacorum Community Trust (
Ethnic Minorities Association (EMA)
Future Living Hertford (
Herts Area Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Centre (
Herts Watch (
Herts Young Homeless (
Mudlarks Community Garden (
Step (
Woodside Community Motorcycle Project (

20th Annual High Sheriff Awards, March 2015
High Sheriff - Fergus McMullen DL


Blast Foundation (
Charis Tiwala (
Emmaus St Albans (
Mediation Hertfordshire (
Playskill (
Resolve (
Stevenage Boxing Club (
The Living Room (
The Gifted Organisation Limited (
YMCA Central Herts (

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