This morning I appeared on the Jim Hawkins show with Ryan Kennedy standing in. It gave me the opportunity to talk about the role of High Sheriff and my plans for the year and “the opportunity and challenge of old age” – the theme for my shrieval year. I was able to talk about the […]
David Stacey, High Sheriff of Shropshire 2015-16
I met of the Shropshire Rural Community Council including Julia Baron (Chief Executive), Diane Cuff (Head of Service, Family Carers and Community Well-Being), Daphne Simmons (Wise and Well Team Manager), Rachel Whitney (Development Officer Sight and Hearing Loss). I learnt more about their work to improve the quality of life in the county and strengthen […]
I met with the Chief Constable of West Mercia Police, David Shaw and Superintendent David McWilliam at Monkmoor Police Station. Some 1500 people are reported missing in Shropshire each year, a significant proportion from the many care homes in the county that house vulnerable young people from across the UK. I learnt about the burden […]
I attended the installation of Edward Mortimer Harley as High Sheriff of Herefordshire in the Shirehall Number One Court. One of many Harleys to have occupied the office, the first being John Harley in 1549!
The High Sheriff spent the afternoon with Anne Wignall (Chair) and Hilary Knight (Deputy Chief Executive) of Age UK Shrewsbury, Telford and Wrekin. He learnt about the work of the charity and discussed ideas that the Sheriff could support during his year of office.
Annabel and I attended the Ludlow Charity Race day as guests of HM Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Sir Algernon Heber-Percy, and Lady Heber-Percy. The event was in aid of the Oswestry Hospital Bone Cancer Appeal.
I met with Jean Garner at Victim Support in Shrewsbury and learnt more about the work that they do.
I met with Judge Barrie at Shrewsbury Crown Court.
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 […]
I met with Nick Blackbourn, a Shrewsbury solicitor, to learn more about his past work in Kenya with Tearfund and plans for a further trip this year with 13 members of the Barnabas Community Church in Shrewsbury. I was particularly impressed by the three 18 year olds and a 21 year old student who are […]
I attended the offices of Age UK in Shrewsbury where I introduced my friend and business partner Milfid Ellis who delivered two pro bono communication coaching workshops for Age UK team members.
The Ceremony to install David Stacey as the new High Sheriff of Shropshire in the presence of Mr Timothy Cook JP, was held at Holy Trinity Church, Hope, on 27th March. Her Honour Judge Stacey, the sister of the Sheriff, gave the address.