The High Sheriff of Shropshire

The High Sheriff of Shropshire

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R J B Bland Esq, High Sheriff of Shropshire 2014-15

Battlefield Energy Recovery Centre

Accompanied by the previous High Sheriff Robert Bland and Mrs Bland, Annabel and I visited the Battlefield Energy Recovery Centre. The tour was led Donald Macphail (Regional Director – Midlands), supported by Steve Mitchell (Director – Midlands/West), Simon Ganley (ERF Plant Manager) and Hilary Hampton (Communications and Education Manager). The scale and sophistication of the… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Tuesday, 27th January Visit of The Princess Royal, Harper Adams University, Edgmund.

The Princess Royal made a visit to Harper Adams University, Edgmond, in order to open the new Veterinary Services Centre and the Jean Jackson Entomology Laboratories . The Veterinary Centre which includes a Companion Animal House and a cutting-edge hydrotherapy suite, will be used in the teaching of veterinary nursing and physiotherapy students. It is also planned… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Tuesday, 20th January Shrewsbury Crown Court

The High Sheriff and his wife were kindly asked to sit with His Honour Judge Simon Tonking, who normally sits in the Staffordshire Courts but happened to be sitting in Shrewsbury Crown Court for the week. As well as general discussions on law and order in the county we were able to observe a case… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Sunday, January 18th Shropshire Army Cadet Force Banner Parade, St Alkmunds, Shrewsbury

The county held its annual Cadet’s ‘Banners Parade’ at St Alkmunds Church, Shrewsbury and the service was led by the Officiating Chaplain Padre Fish.  St Alkmund’s Church, which stands in the centre of Shrewsbury, is the official church of the Shropshire Army Cadet Force.  In 2012 St Alkmund’s church, founded by a daughter of King… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Friday, 16th January WW1, Remembering Wilfred Owen, St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury

The High Sheriff was kindly invited to attend a charity evening, on behalf of the President, The Rev. Canon Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St. Paul’s Cathedral, and Chairwoman, Mrs Donna Hamer,  of the Shropshire Horticultural Society, held in order to raise funds for Combat Stress at St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury. Combat Stress is a charity that… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Wednesday, !0th December Telford Hospice, Volunteer Awards

The High Sheriff was invited to attend an annual Hospice event thanking and awarding volunteers for their contribution to volunteering in the preceding 12 months, as well as presenting long service awards to those achieving the distinction of 5, 10, 15, 20 and 25 yrs of voluntary service to the Severn Hospice this year. This… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Tuesday, 9th December Rural Community Council with Jigsaw Choir, Holy Trinity Church Meole Brace, Shrewsbury

Jigsaw Sound Concert – 2Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury – December 2014 Jigsaw Sound Concert – 3Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury – December 2014 Jigsaw Sound Concert – Holy Trinity Church, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury – December 2014 A fund raising event for the Rural Community Council was held at Holy Trinity Church, Meole… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Monday, 8th December Thomas Telford School

The High Sheriff and his wife were given a very interesting and illuminating tour of Thomas Telford School, a high performing secondary school which lies at the heart of Telford. The School is a City Technology College, sponsored by the Mercers’ Company and Tarmac Holdings Ltd.,with over 1200 eleven to eighteen yr old students.  . It was established… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Friday, 5th December Salopian Club Reception and Carols

A service of Readings and Carols for Christmas was held in the Chapel at The Schools, Shrewsbury, attended largely by school boys and their families. The evening was preceded by a reception in the Alington Hall at the Schools for Old Salopians.

Wednesday, 3rd December Citizens’ Academy Graduation Ceremony, Shrewsbury Police Station.

Superintendent James Tozer, Shropshire Police Area, invited the High Sheriff to the Citizens’ Academy Graduation Ceremony held at Shrewsbury Police Station. The inaugural Citizen’ Academy has been running at Shrewsbury Policing Area, following its start in September 2014.  The concept behind the Citizens’ Academy is that a group of individuals are given access and information… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Monday, 1st December Civic Carol Service, Oakengates.

Telford and Wrekin Council, in association with Telford Christian Council, invited the High Sheriff and his wife to their annual Civic Carol Service held in the Oakengates Theatre @ ‘The Place’.  Music was provided by pupils of Abraham Darby Academy in Madeley, the ‘Abraham Darby Showband’. The event is held to raise money for the… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Sunday, 30th November Advent Sunday, Lichfield Cathedral

The High Sheriff and his wife were invited to attend Lichfield Cathedral Advent Carol Service. This is a very beautiful and moving annual candlelit ceremony of Music, Readings and Procession with the Great ‘O’ Antiphons of Advent, and this year was led by the Dean, the Very Rev’d Adrian Dorbar. Lichfield Cathedral has launched an… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Wednesday, 26th November Visit to RAF Shawbury

On Wednesday 26th November, the High Sheriff visited RAF Shawbury with Susan Sellars the High Sheriff of Cheshire and Councillor Beverley Baker, The Mayor of Shrewsbury. The party was escorted throughout the day by Squadron Leader Kim Leach. The visit included the Hawk fighter jet refurbishment department (including Red Arrows planes), the helicopter flying school… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Thursday, 13th November South Staffordshire & Shropshire Healthcare, ‘Positively Different Staff Awards’.

The High Sheriff and his wife attended a Gala Evening to celebrate achievements across South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The POD Awards (Positively Different Staff Awards) are in recognition of staff aiming to provide outstanding mental health, learning disability and children’s services nationally regionally and to local communities. They aim to make… :—-> Read Full Article Here