The High Sheriff of Staffordshire

The High Sheriff of Staffordshire

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The High Sheriff officiates the Opening of Court in Stafford

The High Sheriff, Ben Robinson MBE, DL with his Chaplain, The Revd Dr Robin Trotter

On Thursday 28th April The High Sheriff oversaw the formal opening of the Trinity Term of The Crown Court in Stafford.

Following a Church Service at The Collegiate Church of St Mary in Stafford the Judicial Party left in procession to The Crown Court where the formal opening of court took place.

At a luncheon in the County Building, hosted by The High Sheriff, he gave thanks to the Rector of Stafford, Richard Grigson and his Chaplain, Dr Robin Trotter for their organisation of the Church Service. He also extended his thanks to Admiral Sir Trevor Soar for reading the first lesson.

The High Sheriff went on to say ‘It’s my duty and privilege to represent Staffordshire, the county where I was born and have lived all my life and I am greatly looking forward to performing my duties. It’s an office I hold in the highest esteem and I hope to use the next year to honour this historic role and to benefit the county of Staffordshire and its residents. I am looking to support a number of charities during my year in office but with particular emphasis on fundraising for three chosen charities – The Burton Addiction Centre, The Burton YMCA and The Burton Albion Community Trust’.

The High Sheriff also pledged his active support and encouragement to the police, emergency services, prison and probation service with particular emphasis on young people.

He said he was delighted that his Shrieval year was now underway and that he planned to get around the county and support many different organisations in their fundraising efforts.

The High Sheriff also gave his thanks to his Under Sheriff, Amy Glover and Pat Chilton for their help and support in arranging the day.