High Sheriff of Hampshire Announces Launch of 2017-18 Community Awards

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High Sheriff Awards for those going beyond the ‘call of duty’

The 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 is one of the oldest Crown Offices, dating back to before the Battle of Hastings. As part of her role, the Sheriff grants awards to public servants, volunteers within the community and organisations from the voluntary sector, who deserve special recognition for their good work.  It is felt that many individuals go beyond the ‘call of duty’ in their everyday work and deserve special recognition for their commitment. The focus of the awards will be on law and order related projects that enhance safety and cohesion in our communities and the deadline for nominations is 31st January 2018.

The High Sheriff, Mary Montagu-Scott, said: “There are so many people in Hampshire making a huge difference in their communities and to the lives of other people in their local area.  The High Sheriff’s Awards are an extremely important part of my role and I look forward to showing my appreciation for the outstanding work of those people as a mark of respect for their hard work improving the day to day lives of those in need in our communities.”

If you would like to make a nomination for a group or local individual in Hampshire, please download the Nomination Form as a pdf or Word document here:

High Sheriffs Award Form 2017-8 Pdf

High Sheriffs Award Form 2017-8 Word file

Shortlisted nominees will be contacted at the end of February 2018 and the awards will be presented at a ceremony on 14th March 2018 at the Great Hall in Winchester.

The Hampshire & Isle of Wight Community Foundation (HIWCF) administers the High Sheriff’s Fund and works in partnership with the High Sheriff of Hampshire in organising the High Sheriff’s Awards.

If you wish to see some of the recent work of the High Sheriff please go to www.hampshirehighsheriff.org.uk

High Sheriff of Hampshire 2017-18, Mary Montagu-Scott