Welcome to the website of the High Sheriff of Rutland

Here you can keep in touch with the ongoing work of the High Sheriff during the Shrieval year and learn more about the role of an appointment that goes back to before the Norman Conquest

David Wood made his Declaration for the year 2021-22 at his home in Wing on Thursday 8th April 2021

The website enables you to contact David directly, keep up to date with events, learn more about the history of the role and the team – it will also feature images of events attended and projects supported

“Having lived in Rutland for 36 years, I know what a wonderful county Rutland is with an exceptional community spirit. I am immensely proud to have been given the honour of being High Sheriff of Rutland and will do my best to support the community.

During my shrieval year, besides upholding and supporting the forces of law and order that is part of the traditional High Sheriff role, I will be hoping to visit as many voluntary organisations and meeting as many volunteers as possible.

My particular focus will be upon those volunteers and organisations that support people in rural poverty or suffering loneliness. This is especially important given the pressures and issues of the last year due to Covid19.

I also have an ambition to visit every village in Rutland as well as the two towns, to meet members of the community. Given the relevance of climate change, I am most anxious to see what initiatives people are taking up in terms of bio-diversity and sustainability.”

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It is my intention to support, encourage and recognise the statutory organisations, charities, voluntary groups and individuals who work to support and maintain the fabric of our society.

Richard Cole, High Sheriff