High Sheriff

12 Mar 2021
Unsung heroes across the county are being recognised for their work through a series of virtual presentations this month. Each winner of a High Sheriff Award has been invited to a video call with Dean Harris, High Sheriff of Shropshire, so she can personally congratulate them. Their colleagues, friends and family will also be able to attend virtually. Dean is set to deliver certificates to the...
08 Jan 2021
Shropshire’s High Sheriff has been raising awareness of adults being abused by their children during her year in office. There is a perception domestic abuse is only between those who are, or have been, intimate partners but it is estimated up to 10% of families experience child to parent abuse (CPA), also sometimes called adolescent to parent violence and abuse (APVA). Throughout her shrieval...
20 Nov 2020
The High Sheriff of Shropshire is calling on the county’s residents and organisations to share information about access to food support as widely as possible. The Shropshire Food Poverty Alliance has created the Shropshire Larder website which features the latest information about food, housing and benefits in the county; and Dean Harris is asking everyone in Shropshire to let their colleagues,...
16 Oct 2020
As this year’s White Ribbon Day approaches (November 25th), the High Sheriff of Shropshire has called on the county to get behind the campaign to end male violence towards women and girls. The day is part of the work undertaken by White Ribbon UK to eradicate abuse, which people can support by becoming champions, ambassadors or having their organisation work towards accreditation by the charity....
01 Oct 2020
Becoming homeless could happen to any of us at any time – that’s the stark reminder from the High Sheriff of Shropshire as World Homeless Day approaches. The event, held annually on October 10th, is particularly poignant this year given the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Dean Harris has focused on domestic abuse, addiction, and childhood poverty and deprivation during her year as High...
12 Sep 2020
A month-long event aimed at helping people in recovery from drug and alcohol use has garnered the support of the High Sheriff of Shropshire. Dean Harris will be promoting Recovery Month (September) as part of her commitment to highlighting drug and alcohol issues in the county. A series of events will run throughout the month organised by Shropshire Recovery Partnership (run by drug, alcohol and...
03 Sep 2020
A pioneering centre which will support women in need to build relationships with their children is set to go ahead thanks to a Shropshire company. Building work has begun on a brand-new family support hub at rehabilitation charity Willowdene – thought to be first of its kind in the region – with funding donated by Oswestry-based Aico. Aico has been supporting The High Sheriff of Shropshire Dean...
12 Jun 2020
A leading Shropshire business is pledging to support a variety of causes across the region thanks to its partnership with, and commitment to, the current High Sheriff of Shropshire. The Oswestry-based firm, which specialises in high performance smoke, heat, fire, and carbon monoxide alarms and accessories, is working with Mrs Dean Harris who was inaugurated as the High Sheriff of Shropshire in...
30 Apr 2019
A former county High Sheriff has been appointed president of the charity behind Shrewsbury’s successful flower show. Richard Burbidge, who has been appointed the president of Shropshire Horticultural Society, was named High Sheriff of Shropshire in 2011 having been appointed Deputy Lieutenant in 2007, and was awarded an OBE for services to industry and the community in 2004. Mr Burbidge is also...
28 Apr 2016
Shropshire charity Signal is encouraging people to think about communication to end isolation and loneliness in national Deaf Awareness Week. The charity is encouraging people to have their hearing screened at Signal: The Hub in the Riverside Mall in Shrewsbury from Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 May. A screening can be the first step towards addressing problems with hearing which may cause people to...
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