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

Tuesday, 11th November Shropshire Council’s Remembrance Service

The Chairman of Shropshire Council, Councillor Malcolm Pate, kindly invited the High Sheriff and his wife to attend the Remembrance Service at the Shirehall in Shrewsbury. Councillor Pate laid a wreath on the Memorial Stones in the Quadrangle, inside the Shirehall, to commemorate the Council staff who lost their lives in the service of their country in… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Sunday 9th November Shrewsbury Town Council Remembrance Sunday

A beautiful crisp, cloudless morning dawned on this year’s Sunday of remembrance of The Great War held at St Chad’s  Church, Shrewsbury.  The centenary Remembrance was attended by a huge crowd who witnessed the Parade to the Church, which consisted of members of the Council, The Mayor, Aldermen, Magistrates, Senior members of the Armed Forces, Police… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Thursday, 6th November Telford College of Arts and Technology

On Thursday 6th November, the High Sheriff visited Telford College of Arts and Technology for the formal opening of their new £3.5m state of the art Automotive Engineering Centre on the invitation of Mr Chris Scott, the Principal of the College. The Centre was opened by Matt Neal, three times BTCC Champion and current Honda… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Wednesday, 5th November Opening of Derwen College at Walford.

Quote: Derwin College provides specialist further eduction for over 230 students in residential and day placements.  The college is able to meet the individual and diverse needs of the young people aged between 16 and 25 with a wide range of learning difficulties and associated disabilities. In order to meet the needs of the local… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Thursday 23rd October Young Good Citizens Awards, Hindlip Hall, Worcestershire.

Every year a special ceremony of awards is held at the West Mercia Headquarters, Hindlip Hall, to celebrate achievements of good citizenship gained by young people in the counties of Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire. It is an initiative from the West Mercia Police to engage specifically with the local communities, giving recognition to young persons who… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Monday, 6th October. Prince’s Trust

The High Sheriff was invited to come to the start of a 3 1/2 day enterprise course held by the Prince’s Trust in Telford for young people considering a career of self employment.  Mr Richard Sutcliffe,  Programme Director for the Trust based in Stoke, was leading the course and the High Sheriff was invited to… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Thursday, 2nd October. Shropshire Star Gala Dinner

The High Sheriff and his wife were invited to attend a special gala dinner celebrating ’50 years of News in the County’ put out by the Shropshire Star.  In the 50 years since its launch – in 1964 – the Shropshire Star has covered every aspect of life in Shropshire and Mid Wales and today,… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Wednesday, 1st October. Visit to Stoke Heath Prison

HM Prison Stoke Heath is a male adult Catagory C prison and Young Offenders Institution, located in the village of Stoke Heath (near Market Drayton) in Shropshire. It is operated by HM Prison Service. It was built in 1964 as a Category C prison for adult males. It was converted to a Borstal 2 years… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Sunday, 28th September. The ‘Shropshire Bake Off’ in aid of SRCC

An extremely bright, warm autumn day gave way to a charity event to raise money for the ‘Shropshire Rural Community Council’ (SRCC) at The Brompton Cookery School, Atcham, just outside Shrewsbury.   A competition of baking sponges, cupcakes, biscuits and pastries kept the huge number of visitors enthralled, along with numerous activities to keep young children happily… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Tuesday, 23rd September. Textile Design Competition 2014, Shrewsbury Drapers Company

The Textile Design Competition represents a living and continuing link with the Shrewsbury Drapers heritage whilst providing a showcase encouraging current Shropshire students and residents alike to expand their creative talents.  The competition has established itself as a prestigious annual County event attracting visitors and interest from a wide geographical area. The exhibition was held at… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Tuesday, 23rd September. SRCC day out for Carers in the community at Longnor Hall, Atcham.

The Shropshire Rural Community Council (SRCC) is an independent charity established over 50 years ago to benefit people in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin. They are one of 38 Rural community Councils operating throughout England funded by the Government, Local Authorities, Charitable Trusts, public donations and membership subscriptions. They aim to improve the quality of life… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Sunday, 14th September. West Mercia police Open Day

The West Mercia Police  put on an Open Day where they had all aspects of policing in the county on show to the general public. This was an initiative taken in order to engage with the public, giving people and their families an opportunity to observe and ask questions to the police. Children had great fun… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Thursday, 11th September. The South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare Trust

The High Sheriff was invited to attend the Trust’s Annual General Meeting which was held at St. Georges Hospital in Stafford. St. Georges Hospital specialises in delivering mental health and learning disability services to south Staffordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and Powys. It also provides specialist children’s services across South Staffordshire as well as a… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Wednesday, 3rd September Launch of AGA City60

A grand launch of AGA’s new City60 model was held at the Aga factory in Ketley, Telford today. We were amongst a large number of fellow guests invited to see the brand new Aga model that has been designed to fit the small, modern kitchen. There was great excitement as  it has been many years… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Friday, 15th August. ‘The Hive’ Shrewsbury

The ‘Hive’ is a centre for culture, entertainment and art development, aimed largely at the under 25 age group (with particular focus on 14-19 years). It’s core business is music and media, but it also includes art across the spectrum, including artists in residence, performance, dance, digital media and animation, textiles, eco-fashion, environmental craft and photography.… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Mon. 14th August, Shropshire Apprenticeship Employers

On Monday 11th August, the High Sheriff of Shropshire, Robert Bland, visited a variety of Apprenticeship employers to meet them and their Apprentices. As part of his year as the High Sheriff, Robert’s main focuses are young people, small businesses, training and education and entrepreneurship. His main goal is to improve the links between businesses… :—-> Read Full Article Here

Fri/Sat. 8th/9th August 2014, Shrewsbury Flower Show

This year’s Shrewsbury Flower Show, arguably one of Shropshire’s key events in its annual calendar year, was celebrating its 127th anniversary, though this time with a difference, focusing the show on the commemoration of ‘The Show that never was’. Due to the outbreak of WW1 in August 1914 the Flower Show had to be cancelled… :—-> Read Full Article Here