2017 Community Awards

HIGH SHERIFF OF HAMPSHIRE ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF COMMUNITY AWARDS The High Sheriff of Hampshire Mr Tom Floyd has announced the 21 recipients receiving commendations for good work in the community. The High Sheriff Awards are a mark of distinction and recognition given to individual volunteers and community groups based in Hampshire who are making a significant contribution to society, with a particular emphasis on safety and cohesion in the community. The Awards were presented on 15th March at a fitting ceremony held in the Great Hall in Winchester, one of the finest surviving aisled halls of the 13th century containing […]

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Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas visits Winchester

On February 14th, the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas visited Winchester. He came to hear a variety of appeals against sentences previously passed in the Hampshire Courts, the appeals were not successful. Lord Thomas was sitting with the Hon Mr Justice Dingemans and the Hon Mrs Justice May, the two presiding Judges on the Western Circuit, seen on either side of the Lord Chief Justice in the centre. The Judge in red is the Honorary Recorder of Winchester, His Honour Judge Keith Cutler CBE.

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The High Sheriff visits GAFIRS – the Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service.

The High Sheriff visits GAFIRS – the Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service. The High Sheriff visits GAFIRS – the Gosport & Fareham Inshore Rescue Service. GAFIRS provides rescue cover for H.M. Coastguard for much of the Solent and all of Portsmouth Harbour. In 2016 they responded to 113 incidents, helping nearly 200 people, including saving 3 lives. GAFIRS is an independent charity entirely staffed by volunteers a number of whom were busy today on essential maintenance work.

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JOINT CYBER-CRIME CONFERENCE HELPS CHARITIES

JOINT CYBER-CRIME CONFERENCE HELPS CHARITIES PROTECT AGAINST CYBER-ATTACK A cyber security conference organised by Tom Floyd DL, the High Sheriff of Hampshire and Chairman of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) was held at St John’s House in Winchester on 10th November 2016. The event was a joint initiative between Action Hampshire, HIWCF, Hampshire Constabulary, Fixers, Southampton University and Vermont to help smaller charities and voluntary organisations protect themselves against the threat of cyber-crime. Over 70 participants attended from organisations across Hampshire, with a closing speech by the Mayor of Winchester Cllr Jane Rutter. In 2014, £1.2 […]

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The Hampshire Legal Service was held in Winchester Cathedral on October 9th

The High Sheriff’s procession lining up in the Inner Close, before processing into the Cathedral. Included are the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire Mr Nigel Atkinson and his wife Christine. High Court Judges the Hon Mr Justice Dingemans, Sweeney and Dove; the High Sheriffs of Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire, Dorset and Gloucestershire; the Under Sheriff of Hampshire and the High Sheriff’s chaplain Canon Roger Job. The preacher was the Bishop of Lynn, the Rt Reverend Jonathan Meyrick. The service was a wonderful tribute to all involved in the administration of Law and Order with over 700 guests. […]

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The High Sheriff spends time with Motiv8 in Toronto Place Gosport.

On August 3rd, The High Sheriff spent time with Motiv8 in Toronto Place Gosport, followed by a visit to the Gosport Summer Passport Scheme. This offers a whole range of diversionary activities for secondary school children for 3 weeks in the Summer after the Schools break up. Everyone was thoroughly enjoying themselves. High Sheriff of Hampshire visits MOTIV8 Gosport, Gosport Summer Passport and Gosport Marine Scene Hampshire High Sheriff Tom Floyd visited Motiv8 in Gosport to see the way in which it takes care of our young people. Motiv8 exists to improve the life chances of young people. This reduces […]

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Ben Ainslie Racing Visit

Before racing for the Americas cup I visited BAR (Ben Ainslie Racing) with the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth and Donna Jones, Leader of Portsmouth City Council. Ben Ainslie and his crew won the final race which puts them in the lead to challenge the USA in next year’s Americas Cup in Bermuda.

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Saturday night out with the Police

The responsibilities of the High Sheriff are centered around law & order and on May 14th I joined the police for a Saturday night out in Basingstoke Town Centre. Despite a new venue attracting very large numbers of happy revellers, everyone was extremely well behaved. My thanks to the police, the PCSO’s, the Street Pastors and all those whose efforts are committed to making our streets fun but safe

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Winners of the local Winchester round in the Mock Trials Competition.

Winners of the local Winchester round in the Mock Trials Competition. The Mock Trials competitions give young people the chance to experience the drama of the court room first hand. Students work in teams to prepare their case and then battle it out in a real court room in front of a real judge. From research and analytical skills to public speaking and persuasion, the Bar Mock Trials and Magistrates Mock Trials give students the opportunity to develop important life skills while deepening their understanding of the law and learning how the justice system works. If you’d like to run […]

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