The High Sheriff’s visit Tuesday 27 March 2018 28 Mar 2018
Will Hobhouse arrived at the Village Hall and visited the Care Office, talking with interest to the office volunteers about the work of the Care Group. He went across to New Forge Place where he met residents who boarded the Care Bus with him, travelled round the Common to pick up more people, all bound for the Parish Centre.
The reception at the Parish Centre was attended by just over 30 people. Clients and volunteers joined in the informal and friendly discussion about the work of the Care Group. Will seemed very impressed especially when he heard about the range of activities and he was most interested in the role of the street representatives who number over fifty across the village.
Will explained that the original role of a High Sheriff was the Queen’s representative in the county in matters of law and order. Given the changes in the world over the thousand years since the office of High Sheriff was created, the duties have evolved and today, while supporting the Crown and the judiciary remain central elements of the role, the Sheriff may in addition select a theme for his year in office.
A special note of thanks to the Coop who donated the refreshments for this special occasion – thank you.