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

Geoff Thompson made his Declaration for the year 2022-23 at Oakham Castle on Tuesday 5th April 2022

The website enables you to contact Geoff 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

“I am honoured to have been given the opportunity of being High Sheriff of Rutland and will do my best to support our community at a time when we are still recovering from the impacts of Covid.

My core role is to support law and order – the judiciary, the prison service and probation service, the emergency services and community organisations that support law and order.

In addition, I hope to visit as many voluntary organisations and meet as many volunteers as possible.

I would like to do everything possible to encourage people to volunteer more. Our society is more heavily dependent on volunteers than many people realise and we need to encourage every generation to give what time they can. Society gains and volunteers gain mental health benefits from their involvement.

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