An immensely inspiring and fulfilling evening of Achievement Awards Ceremony was given by ‘Young Enterprise’ and held at the Park Inn, Telford, where a huge number of schools and colleges from all over the county had contributed to an initiative to encourage the start up of businesses.’Young Enterprise’ is an educational/business charity that runs a […]
R J B Bland Esq, High Sheriff of Shropshire 2014-15
The High Sheriff was invited to attend an extremely prestigious award ceremony, commending members across the Police Force in the Telford and Wrekin Policing Area who have in the last year proved themselves above and beyond the call of duty. The evening, held at the Holiday Inn at Telford, was arranged to recognise the outstanding […]
A service was held at St Chad’s chapel to celebrate 22 yrs of The Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry. The regiment was recently formed in 1992 by the amalgamation of The Queen’s Own Mercian Yeomanry and The Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry as part of the Options for Change. It also absorbed The Queen’s Own […]
It was with great pleasure that the High Sheriff accepted an invitation to a St George’s Day Celebratory Scout Parade, encompassing the Shropshire Borders Scout District. The ‘District’ covers a large area of north Shropshire with over 1,300 Beaver, Scout and Explorere members, to include girls s well as boys, with 450 adults volunteers running […]
A moving ceremony to commemorate the fallen soldiers of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry during the 1950-53 Korean War was held at St Chad’s Church, Shrewsbury on Sunday, 26th April, 2014.The Korean War, often referred to as ‘the forgotten war’,was a battle between Chinese backed communists and the coalition forces of the post WW2 newly […]
The High Sheriff was kindly invited by Mr Lindsay Bashford, Honorary Secretary, to attend a presentation evening given by The Market Drayton Rotary Club. He was welcomed by their President Mr Jim Grant who, in the course of the evening, presented cheques to a variety of major charities they support, namely ‘Help for Heroes’, ‘The […]
The Ceremony to install Robert Bland DL as the new High Sheriff of Shropshire was held in the presence of The Honourable Mr Justice Barling at the High Sheriff’s Installation Ceremony held at St Peters Church, Cound, near Shrewsbury on 5 April 2014.