Tour and lunch on board HMS Duncan

The High Sheriff and her husband were honoured to visit the Royal Navy Base in Portsmouth for a tour with Commodore Jeremy Rigby followed by a tour and lunch on board HMS Duncan a type 45 destroyer with Commanding Officer Eleanor Stack. We were very impressed by the professionalism and passion they all have for their important work.   We learnt a huge amount about the role of the Navy and its impact on our county and Portsmouth. How lucky we are to have them here.      

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HIGH SHERIFF OF HAMPSHIRE ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF 2017-18 COMMUNITY AWARDS

High Sheriff Awards for those going beyond the ‘call of duty’ High Sheriff of Hampshire 2017-18 Mary Montagu-Scott has announced the launch of the High Sheriff Community Awards and is calling for public servants, voluntary groups and individuals to submit their entries for the annual awards. The awards are designed to showcase the vibrant culture that is alive in Hampshire, and hopefully inspire others to make Hampshire a better, safer county for us all to live in. The High Sheriff, Mary Montagu-Scott, said: “There are so many people in Hampshire making a huge difference in their communities and to the […]

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Winchester Law Sunday service

Winchester Law Sunday service This annual service of celebration of all those who work in Law and Order in our county was held at 11am in Winchester Cathedral. A huge gathering of High Sheriffs from around the south including, the Isle of Wight, Dorset, Wiltshire, Surrey, West Sussex, Gloucester, Somerset, Berkshire and Bristol attended and are seen here with the High Court Judge Hon. Mrs Justice May and Hampshire Lord Lieutenant Nigel Atkinson and Mrs Atkinson and the Undersheriff Rachel Brooks. The sermon was by Rt. Revd James Jones KBE, formally Bishop of Liverpool who talked of the importance of […]

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Admiral Lord Nelson School Portsmouth “Prison Me No Way”

Admiral Lord Nelson School Portsmouth “Prison Me No Way” I visited a charity  ‘ Prison Me No Way’ who go into schools to talk to the students about life in prison, crime prevention, safety and raise awareness of how to keep out of trouble and the consequences of prison. A hundred year ten students did the day and I sat in with them to see how they responded and what they learnt. A brilliant charity doing great work. https://www.pmnw.co.uk  

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Police Sport UK 2017 Running Championships

Police Sport UK 2017 running championships at Salterns Park, Lee-On-Solent I was invited to start the Police Sport UK 2017 running championships at Salterns Park, Lee-On-Solent. 300 Police men and women from all over the UK took part to run a 10 mile run along the seafront on an incredibly windy day. 1 2 3 Great to see so many really fit Police. Fastest runner was from the City of London Police at just under 1 hour. Awards were given in many categories in an evening event in Portsmouth attended by the Chief Constable.

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Criminal Justice Open Day

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Criminal Justice Board are holding a family open day at Winchester Law Courts. Hampshire & Isle of Wight Criminal Justice Board are holding a family open day at Winchester Law Courts.  Open 10am until 3pm on Saturday 14 October. Visit the cells and see inside a prison van Find out how to be a magistrate Watch a mock trial: do you agree with the verdict? Try on the judge’s robes and sit in the chair Have your fingerprints taken and meet the police Bouncy Castle Face painting Lots more fun for the family! Their is […]

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Sheriff Award Given to Fawley man September 6th 2017

Sheriff Reward to Tommy Wood of Foresters Road I gave a Sheriff Reward to Tommy Wood of Foresters Road, Fawley. Mr Woods was awarded this by the HM Courts and Tribunal service for his great bravery in regard to his actions in trying to protect a victim in an assault and sustained injuries as a result. The case resulted in the arrest and conviction of Callum Jarman of assault by beating, wounding with intent and assault to a constable. Mr Wood met me for presentation of the cheque at Beaulieu and was delighted to have been recognised for his bravery. […]

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Hampshire Fire and Rescue trainee graduation day 4th August 2017

Hampshire Fire and Rescue trainee graduation day. For the first time in 8 years the Hampshire Fire and Rescue service had completed a new training programme for recruits and this day was the formal graduation. Families, staff and invited guests were shown a range of displays of the work of the new Fire and Rescue cohort including putting out fires, cutting a person from a car crash scene, rescue from heights, using the high pressure lance to enter a fire zone and reducing the temperature before entry and parading.  I gave out the awards and spoke to all the students […]

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Visit to the Hamble Marine Police Unit based 2nd August 2017

The High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight, Ben Rouse and I went out with the Marine Police on their boat Commander to patrol the waters off Cowes and Southampton Water. It was a very rainy day with high winds so visibility was poor but we learnt a lot about their work and the challenges they have in their specialist field. The port of Southampton is a very busy waterway with very complex management and multi-agencies overseeing it. A very interesting day out.

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Visit to the Specialist Operations Regiment near Fareham

18th July Visit to the Specialist Operations Regiment near Fareham at HMS Dryad, home of the Defence College of Policing and Guarding. An amazing day seeing the work of this regiment of the Royal Military Police with its Forensics team, Cyber-Crime and Close Protection unit. I also got to see the famous D-Day map room in Southwick Park House. I was presented with a beautiful photograph of the visit of the Regiment to Beaulieu by Col. Belinda Forsythe.

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New Hampshire Police and Fire Heritage Trust

Visit to the opening of the New Hampshire Police and Fire Heritage Trust at the Solent Sky Museum in Southampton. An excellent addition to this local museum with brilliant displays all done by dedicated volunteers to show the historic collections of Police and Fire service artefacts, pictures and displays. http://www.solentskymuseum.org

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Visit to the Police Cadets at Applemore College

Visit to the Police Cadets at Applemore College near Hythe, Southampton to see the work of the local Police cadets and present some Duke of Edinburgh Bronze awards. Police Cadets units around Hampshire are increasing with strength and doing a lot of good work in the community and led by a great team of volunteers.

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8th June Election night

8th June Election night – A late night as High Sheriff reads the declaration of results of New Forest East and New Forest West constituencies at the Applemore Health and Leisure centre, Hythe, Southampton. Good to see healthy democracy of voting is so well run by local New Forest District Council officers and staff.

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999 Show at Beaulieu

May 31st 999 Show at Beaulieu in support of the emergency services A day of celebration and support was held at the National Motor Museum Beaulieu to welcome Hampshire Fire and Rescue, Police, South Central Ambulance and many voluntary organisations to show off what they do and raise money and awareness of their work. A murder mystery was held in Palace House with members of the Royal Military Police Forensics team assisting visitors with their detective work and showing off their fingerprinting and camera technology. Retired Police dogs, police dog puppies, Special constables and even a Police horse and the […]

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Disaster training Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service with University of Portsmouth 10th May

A huge national and international 3 day exercise involving 30 organisations, over 2000 people to simulate a disaster and test and train all participants. Hampshire is a leading rescue service in International Search and Rescue and has a team on 6 hour readiness to go anywhere in the world to assist in such things as earthquakes, tsunamis or disasters. 1 2 3 4 5 6 I was fortunate to be asked to attend as an observer and be able to see first hand this very important trading exercise in Fort Widley and Fort Purbrook where scenarios were set and procedures […]

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South West Legal Support Trust fundraising walk in Southampton.

South West Legal Support Trust fundraising walk in Southampton.  I attended the start of the 100 legal professionals doing a 10km walk around Southampton to raise much needed funds for the SouthWest Legal Support Trust. It is one of 8 legal support trusts which operate across England and Wales to raise and distribute funds to charities which provide free legal advice. help and support services to vulnerable people. Sponsored by College Chambers in Southampton and assisted by the Law Society of England and Wales, the walk was a great success on a nice dry mild evening and well supported by […]

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Portsmouth Legal Service in the beautiful Portsmouth Cathedral.

Portsmouth Legal Service in the beautiful Portsmouth Cathedral. Judges and members of the legal service of all sorts came from across the county along with civic leaders, representatives of Police and church to celebrate Morning prayer together with Bishop of Portsmouth. I processed alongside the High Sheriff from the Isle of Wight, Mr Ben Rouse resplendent in his navy velvet High Sheriff Court Dress. The Hon. Mr Justice Baker read the first lesson of the story of Solomon from the first book of Kings and I the Gospel reading of the story of the Prodigal son. The Dean of Portsmouth […]

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Change over day 5th April 2017

Wednesday 5th April 2017 was change over day from High Sheriff Tom Floyd to me. Wednesday 5th April was change over day from High Sheriff Tom Floyd to me. I read and signed my ‘Declaration’ to High Court Judge Hon. Mr Justice Warby in the Winchester Law Courts to an assembly of court officers, judges and guests. It was a fantastic occasion, made very special by all concerned and we then sat in to watch the mornings on-going trial with the prosecution barrister cross examining the defendant in a manslaughter case. I wore my new High Sheriff uniform for the […]

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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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