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The ceremony confirming the appointment of Richard Samuda as High Sheriff of Warwickshire took place in the wonderful surroundings of the former Courts building and Shire Hall in the centre of Warwick on Maundy Thursday 24 March 2016. William Davis, High Court Judge on the Queen's Bench was kind enough to preside over the ceremony, also present were other members of the judiciary, friends and family. The ceremony also confirmed the appointment of Mr David Lodder as Under Sheriff and the Rev Keith Mobberley [Vicar of Hatton, Rowington and Haseley].

The High Sheriff is appointed by her Majesty the Queen to represent her in the County in matters relating to law and order.

Richard hopes to continue the excellent work done by previous High Sheriff's in the following areas

    • To support all those people interested in protecting and promoting law and order in the County with particular reference to the Police, Ambulance, Fire services and Armed Forces.
    • To support the judiciary to include the Judges, Magistrates, Coroners, Prison and Probation Service.
    • To support local Charities within the County.

So many people across the county give their time and energy to help others in a variety of different charitable activities and Richard hopes to highlight their efforts and meet as many of them as he can.

Richard has chosen to particularly focus on charities which are involved with the care of children, the elderly and their carers for his support during the year. Previous High Sheriffs' of Warwickshire have supported Crimebeat which Richard will continue to do.

Richard and his wife Jill are looking forward to his year in office, learning about our county and meeting the wide range of people who make it such a wonderful place to live.

Recent Events

Visit to Campion School, Leamington Spa with Clare Hopkinson - Mon 9th May 2016

Visit to Campion School, Leamington Spa with Clare Hopkinson - - Click here for more

Invitation from the Chairman of Barford/Sherborne/Wasperton Parish Council for the formal opening of King George’s Field - Wed 4th May 2016

Invitation from the Chairman of Barford/Sherborne/Wasperton Parish Council for the formal opening of King George’s Field - - Click here for more

Invitation from the Mayor of Kenilworth Town Council - Wed 4th May 2016

Invitation from the Mayor of Kenilworth Town Council - - Click here for more

Shakespeare’s Anniversary service at Holy Trinity - Sun 24th April 2016

Shakespeare’s Anniversary service at Holy Trinity - - Click here for more

Shakespeare Birthday celebrations - Sat 23rd April 2016

Shakespeare Birthday celebrations - - Click here for more

Presentation event to Street Aware project supported by Warwickshire Crimebeat - Tue 19th April 2016

Presentation event to Street Aware project supported by Warwickshire Crimebeat - - Click here for more

Attendance, in support of our Lord Lieutenant and the County’s Police Commissioner - Wed 13th April 2016

Attendance, in support of our Lord Lieutenant and the County’s Police Commissioner - - Click here for more

Meeting with Keith Bradshaw - Tue 12th April 2016

Meeting with Keith Bradshaw - - Click here for more

Annual Civic dinner hosted by the Mayor of Nuneaton - Tue 12th April 2016

Annual Civic dinner hosted by the Mayor of Nuneaton - - Click here for more

Meeting with the Chief executive of Warwickshire County Council - Mon 11th April 2016

Meeting with the Chief executive of Warwickshire County Council - - Click here for more

Attendance at the annual Civic dinner - Sat 9th April 2016

Attendance at the annual Civic dinner - - Click here for more

Attendance at annual dinner with the Mayor of Atherstone - Fri 8th April 2016

Attendance at annual dinner with the Mayor of Atherstone - - Click here for more

Attendance at the annual dinner in Kenilworth - Sat 2nd April 2016

Attendance at the annual dinner in Kenilworth - - Click here for more

Attendance at the Mayor’s Civic Dinner - Fri 1st April 2016

Attendance at the Mayor’s Civic Dinner - - Click here for more

High Sheriff’s Inauguration - Thu 24th March 2016

High Sheriff’s inauguration - - Click here for more

Supper with visiting Judge - Thu 11th February 2016

Supper with visiting Judge and his Clerk

Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre - Wed 10th February 2016

Visit to G4S Care and Justice Services Training Centre in Onley and tour with the Directors and Heads of Operations/Care/Education

Whitnash WI - Wed 10th February 2016

Invited to Whitnash WI to explain the role of High Sheriff

Rugby Royal Visit - Wed 10th February 2016

Visit the Rugby Health and Wellbeing Centre to welcome HRH the Duke of Gloucester who opened the new building and unveiled a plaque.

Atherstone Ball Game - Tue 9th February 2016

A fun afternoon in Atherstone at their annual Ball Game and pancake race

Preview Holy Trinity's Ground Breaking Art Installation - Tue 9th February 2016

Preview the specially commissioned paintings in honour of Shakespeare's 400th anniversary held at the RSC

Stratford Civic Service - Sun 7th February 2016

Attend the Mayor's Civic Service at St Andrew's Church Shottery

Ride Along with Warwickshire Police - Fri 5th February 2016

An evening riding in a police patrol car around Leamington at night

St Nicholas C of E Primary School - Thu 4th February 2016

Visit the school who have a project sponsored by Imagineering charity and supported by volunteers to encourage young people to take an interest in science and engineering for both boys and girls in equal numbers

Warwickshire Young Carers - Wed 3rd February 2016

Visit to the Young Carers Project in Rugby

Army Cadets - Sun 31st January 2016

Attend the Warwickshire and West Midlands South Sector ACF at Bramcote to present 2 long service Awards and attend the service

Visiting High Court Judge - Thu 28th January 2016

Sit with the High Court Judge in the Warwick Justices Centre

Visit Air Ambulance - Wed 27th January 2016

Visit to Warwickshire Northamptonshire Air Ambulance and we were lucky enough ti sit in an air ambulance!

Visit to the House of Commons - Tue 26th January 2016

Visit to the House of Commons and a tour with lunch as guests of Chris White MP

Citizens Advice Bureau - Mon 25th January 2016

Visit the team and offices of BRANCAB

Springfield Mind - Tue 19th January 2016

Visit to the Stratford offices of Springfield Mind

Visit to Safeline - Thu 14th January 2016

Visit Safeline which is the charity which supports individuals who have suffered sexual abuse and exploitation.

Coventry Myton Hospice - Tue 12th January 2016

Visit and tour of Coventry Myton Hospice with Ruth Freeman

Sevenco Street Aware visit - Fri 1st January 2016

Visited Sevenco Training to see the Street Aware programme in action with the pupils

Side by Side Theatre - Fri 1st January 2016

Live the Life concert at the Spa Centre Leamington Spa

Northamptonshire Courts Service - Fri 1st January 2016

The High Sheriff of Northamptonshire Courts Service at all Saints' Church Northampton

High Sheriff Carol Service - Thu 10th December 2015

My carol concert was held in conjunction with the Heart of England Community Foundation with performances from The Lady Belles Vintage Choir and The Swan Singers

The Addington Fund - Wed 2nd December 2015

Advent Service at All Saints Church Sherborne - a celebration in support of those who work in farming

Atherstone Town Council - Sat 28th November 2015

Dickens Night Civic Reception in aid of the Major's Charity

Troop Aid Ball - Sat 21st November 2015

Stewart and I attended the Annual Charity Ball at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull

Inner Temple Guest Night - Wed 18th November 2015

Invited to attend a Private Guest Night at the Treasury Building Inner Temple for a black tie dinner

Guildable Manor Court Leet - Wed 18th November 2015

Court Leet Luncheon at St George the Martyr Hall in London

HMP Onley - Mon 16th November 2015

Met the Governor and Senior Managers of HMP Onley for a tour

Coventry Civic Service - Sun 15th November 2015

Attended the Lord Mayor of the City of Coventry's Blitz 75th Anniversary Commemorative Service at Coventry Cathedral

Commanderie du Taste Saumur - Fri 13th November 2015

Attended the Autumn Banquet at the Masonic Tooms in Warwick

Guide Dogs for the Blind - Thu 12th November 2015

Visit to Leamington Spa Guide Dogs for a tour and talk about their work

Henley in Arden Court Leet - Wed 11th November 2015

Attended the AGM of the Henley in Arden Court Leet in the Guild Hall

King Edward VI School - Wed 11th November 2015

Annual Remembrance Concert in the Levi Fox Hall

Bedworth Armistice Day Parade - Wed 11th November 2015

97th Armistice Anniversary 2015 Parade to the War Memorial followed by a service

Meeting with Bishop of Coventry - Mon 9th November 2015

Met with Bishop Christopher at The Bishop's House also with Bishop John the Bishop of Warwick

Wolverton School - Mon 9th November 2015

Visit to Wolverton School and attend their morning assembly

Lifespace Trust - Mon 9th November 2015

Lifespace Trust AGM and presentation of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service by the Lord Lieutenant Tim Cox at Stratford Town Hall

Remembrance Sunday - Sun 8th November 2015

The Mayor of Stratford Upon Avon's Remembrance Service at the Remembrance Garden in Old Town followed by a service at Holy Trinity

West Midlands Ambulance Service - Thu 5th November 2015

Attended the Ambulance Awards Ceremony

Stratford Citizens Advice Bureau - Thu 5th November 2015

Attended the Citizens Advice AGM

West Midlands Ambulance Service - Wed 4th November 2015

Excellence in the Community Awards in conjunction with the NHS Foundation Trust at Brierley Hill

High Sheriffs' Association - Wed 4th November 2015

44th Annual General Meeting and lunch at Drapers Hall London

Nuneaton Rotary Club - Mon 2nd November 2015

Roaring Twenties Fancy Dress Party celebrating the 90th year of the Rotary Club

Warwickshire Scout Awards - Sun 1st November 2015

Queen Scout awards ceremony presented to 60 Explorer Scouts at the Heritage Motor Museum

Warwick District Remembers - Sat 31st October 2015

Concert in aid of the Royal British Legions marking 70 years since the end of WW2 held at Leamington Spa Centre

Warwick Court Leet AGM - Thu 29th October 2015

Warwick Court Leet AGM and supper at the Court House in Warwick

Queen's Birthday Honours - Tue 27th October 2015

Ceremony to present two British Empire Medals from the Queen's Birthday Honours list

Alcester Court Leet Annual Parade - Sun 25th October 2015

Alcester Court Leet annual church service and parade at St Nicholas Church

Warks & West Mids Army Cadet Force - Sun 25th October 2015

Attended the Passing Out Parade of the Cadet Force (South Sector) at Bramcote Barracks

Queens Award for Voluntary Service - Fri 23rd October 2015

Coleshill Town Band awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service celebration attended with the Lord Lieutenant Tim Cox

WCVS AGM - Tue 20th October 2015

Attended the last AGM of the Stratford Warwickshire Children and Voluntary Youth Services

Navratri 2015 - Mon 19th October 2015

Navrati ceremonies in Rugby

Dashian Festival - Sun 18th October 2015

Celebrated Dashian 2015 with The British Gurkha Veterans in Nuneaton with a talent show and dancing.

Warwickshire Police Awards - Wed 14th October 2015

Tim Cox presented the awards and I presented a new High Sheriff award which went to Special Sergeant Adam Fletcher.

Shropshire Regional High Sheriff's meeting - Tue 13th October 2015

Stewart and I attended the annual Shropshire meeting in Shrewbusy

Revitalise Charity Reception - Tue 13th October 2015

I attended a reception in support of Revitalise at no 10 Downing Street

Regimental Association Church Service - Sun 11th October 2015

A service at St Mary's Church Warwick followed by a parade in Warwick for the Regimental Association.

Lady High Sheriff's Luncheon - Thu 8th October 2015

I was invited to attend the annual lunch at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Knightsbridge

Foundation Live 2015 - Thu 8th October 2015

Heart of England Community Foundation held Foundation Live celebrating 20 years of giving at PSA Peugeot Citroen in Coventry

Warwickshire Magistrates AGM - Wed 7th October 2015

I presented long service certificates to fellow magistrates at the Southern Justices Centre

Legal Service - Mon 5th October 2015

The Warwickshire Legal Service was held in Coventry Cathedral. The choir and brass ensemble of Warwick School and the choir of The Canons Church of England Primary School took part in the ceremony.

High Sheriff's Golf Day - Thu 1st October 2015

This event was held at Stratford Golf Club in aid of Warwickshire Crimebeat Charity.

Shakespeare Hospice AGM - Wed 30th September 2015

Attend the AGM of the Shakespeare Hospice Stratford upon Avon

Civic Heads Dinner Warwick - Wed 30th September 2015

Janet and Stewart attended the Warwick Civic Heads Dinner a the Judges' House.

Unveiling of Commemorative Plaque - Sun 27th September 2015

I was invited to unveil a plaque at St Michael's Wichford to commemorative extensive repair work which has been undertaken over the last four years.

Japanese Rugby Team - Fri 25th September 2015

Welcomed the Japanese Rugby Team at Warwick Castle

Tour of the Southern Diocese - Wed 23rd September 2015

Janet had a wonderful visit to Ettington School, St Edmund's and St George's Churches, St Peter's Whatcote, Butler's Marson Church, the Grumpies in Tysoe and Oxhill community shop with Rev Jill Tucker, Area Dean of Shipston

Visit George Eliot Hospital - Tue 22nd September 2015

Janet and Stewart were given a wonderful tour of the facilities at the George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton

Memorial to Exhall Colliery disaster - Mon 21st September 2015

Unveiling and Dedication of a Memorial to commemorate those who perished in the Exhall Colliery Disaster. Janet was asked to unveil the memorial.

County Service St Mary's Warwick - Sun 20th September 2015

Service to mark Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest serving monarch in British history

Indian Summer's Evening - Sat 12th September 2015

Orchestra of the Swan at Armscote for concert, auction and supper

Snitterfield Gardening Club - Thu 10th September 2015

Janet presented the prizes at this annual event in Snitterfield

Kenilworth Allotment Show - Sat 5th September 2015

Janet attended St John's Allotment Association Show

Warwick Court Leet Dinner - Fri 4th September 2015

Janet and Stewart were invited to the Bailiff's Annual dinner at Alderson House.

Proserve Open Day - Fri 21st August 2015

Attended Open Day to celebrate Proserve's Queens Award for Enterprise in Innovation

Shakespeare Hospice Fete - Sat 8th August 2015

Janet opened the Stratford Shakespeare Summer Fete

Classic Transport Event for Mary Ann Evans Hospice - Sun 2nd August 2015

The High Sheriff was invited to judge the classic car event. There were over 95 cars and a wonderful camper van with tea laid out on the table inside was chosen as the winner.

Warks and West Mids Army Cadet Force Annual Camp - Thu 30th July 2015

A day's visit to the Annual Residential Camp for Warwickshire Army Cadets the High Sheriff joined in a variety of activities including how to light a fire without matches!

Garden Party Birmingham Library - Thu 23rd July 2015

Invitation from the High Sheriff of the West Midlands and to an exhibition of the Arts and Creatives Programme. Also to include Young People's Awards

Visit HMP Oakwood - Tue 21st July 2015

Tour of HMP Oakwood, Featherstone, Wolverhampton

Reception at Stoneleigh Abbey - Wed 15th July 2015

Invitation from the Chairman and Trustees of Stoneleigh Abbey to a Reception and Celebration Dinner at the Abbey

30th Signal Regiment Cocktail Party - Fri 10th July 2015

Cocktail Party in the Officers' Mess with Piping and khukuri dance display and Sunset flag ceremony

High Sheriff's Ladies Luncheon - Mon 6th July 2015

Ladies Luncheon at Snitterfield to support our charities with flower arranging and raffle

High Sheriff's Garden Party Snitterfield - Fri 3rd July 2015

Stewart and I entertained Mayors, Judges, Colleagues and friends at our home in Snitterfield

Armed Forces Day - Sat 27th June 2015

Thanksgiving Service and Parade at Holy Trinity Church Coventry

Worcestershire High Sheriff At Home - Thu 25th June 2015

High Sheriff of Worcestershire and Lady Winnington At Home

Tour of the Diocese - Thu 25th June 2015

Tour to include St Francis of Assisi, Radford; St Nicolas Church, Nuneaton; St Pauls, Leamington Spa; Westwood, Warwick

Kingsley Prep School - Wed 24th June 2015

Production of Alice in Wonderland

Armed Forces Fly the Flag Day - Mon 22nd June 2015

Shire Hall

Whitnash County Parade - Sun 21st June 2015

Whitnash Community Fun Day

BOPA remembers "Commonwealth Contribution in World War 1" - Fri 19th June 2015

British Organisation of People of Asian origin raising awareness amongst our young citizens

Waterloo Bicentenary Service Leamington Spa - Thu 18th June 2015

Service and laying of wreaths at All Saints Church Leamington Spa

Reception & Beating Retreat - Thu 18th June 2015

Reception and Beating Retreat by The Royal Artillery Band at Packington Hall by kind permission of Joint Presidents of the ABF The Soldiers' Charity Birmingham branchThe Earl and Countess of Aylesford

Visit Mary Ann Evans Hospice - Tue 16th June 2015

Visit Mary Ann Evans Hospice Nuneaton with Ricarda Witcombe, The George Elliott Hospital Chaplain

High Sheriff Judges Lunch - Tue 9th June 2015

Janet and Stewart entertained Judge Lindblom at home with other Judges and Magistrates

Unveiling of Commemorative Paving Stone - Mon 8th June 2015

Commemorative stone dedicated to Old Edwardian Reginald "Rex" Warneford at the Guildhall Stratford upon Avon - - Click here for more

Southwark Justices & Jurors Lecture & Dinner - Thu 4th June 2015

Dinner at St George the Martyr Hall in London and lecture by The Rt Hon Lord Justice Sir Brian Leveson

Mayors Tea Party with the High Sheriff - Wed 3rd June 2015

Stewart and I entertained the new Mayors to tea in our garden in Snitterfield

Bidford on Avon Annual Parish Meeting - Mon 1st June 2015

Presentation to Cllr Spiers in celebration of 45 years on the Parish Council

Bedworth Founder's Day Celebration - Fri 22nd May 2015

300th anniversary of the Founder's Day at Bedworth Almshouses

West Midland Reserve Forces & Cadets Assoc AGM - Thu 21st May 2015

AGM and Dinner at Chateau Impney Droitwich

Buckingham Palace Garden Party - Wed 20th May 2015

A wonderful afternoon at Buckingham Palace with a delicious tea and fascinating walk around the gardens

Stratford Civic Service - Sun 17th May 2015

Morning Service at Holy Trinity Church with the Mayor-Elect

Get In 2015 County Camp - Sat 16th May 2015

Warwickshire County Scout Camp at Ragley Hall

Royal Leamington Spa Mayor-Making - Sat 16th May 2015

Annual Meeting of The Town Council in the Council Chamber

Visit to People in Action - Orchard House - Thu 14th May 2015

The High Sheriff and her husband spent the day with People in Action

Civic Dinner with the Mayor of Stratford upon Avon - Thu 14th May 2015

The High Sheriff and her husband enjoyed a very relaxed evening with the new Mayor and her Consort and their guests at the Town Hall in Stratford

Rugby End of Year in Office Celebration - Thu 14th May 2015

Indian Buffet at The Benn Hall, Rugby

High Sheriff as Returning Officer Tour of Polling Stations - Thu 7th May 2015

Visit to Bidford, Broom, Welford and Stratford Polling Stations by High Sheriff who is Official Returning for the County for General Elections

Presentation of BEM and OBE awards - Thu 7th May 2015

I joined the Lord Lieutenant when he was presenting a BEM and OBE award in front of friends and family of the recipients in The Shire Hall In Warwick

Tour of Solihull School - Tue 5th May 2015

Mayor's Civic Tour of Solihull School and lunch

Warwickshire Cadet Force Evening - Tue 28th April 2015

An evening at Warwickshire Shire Hall to celebrate the success of members of the Warwickshire Cadet Force

200th anniversary of Gurkha Regiment - Sun 26th April 2015

The unveiling of a monument in Nuneaton to celebrate the Gurkhas having served in the British Army for 200 years

Shakespeare Birthday Celebrations - Sat 25th April 2015

Reception followed by Parade through Stratford upon Avon.

Shakespeare's Birthday Church Service - Sat 25th April 2015

Parade through Stratford upon Avon and Service at Holy Trinity Church Stratford upon Avon

Farewell Civic Dinner hosted by the Mayor of Nuneaton and Bedworth - Fri 24th April 2015

Farewell dinner held at Bedworth Civic Hall

Arden Court Leet Dinner - Thu 23rd April 2015

Annual dinner of the Henley in Arden Court Leet

Orchestra of the Swan - Tue 21st April 2015

Concert by the Orchestra of the Swan

St George's Society of Warwickshire Dinner - Sat 18th April 2015

Dinner to celebrate St George's Day held at St Mary's Guildhall in Coventry

Charity Quiz Night hosted by the Mayor of Leamington Spa - Fri 17th April 2015

Charity Quiz Night hosted by the Mayor of Leamington Spa

Visit of HH Judge Haddon Cave to Warwickshire Justices Centre in Leamington Spa - Mon 13th April 2015

Visit of HH Judge Haddon Cave to Warwickshire Justices Centre in Leamington Spa - - Click here for more

Inauguration Ceremony - Thu 2nd April 2015

Declaration of High Sheriff under Sheriff Act 1887at Warwick Crown Court - - Click here for more