High Sheriffs are appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to represent her in each county in matters relating to the judiciary and the maintenance of law and order.
Apart from the Monarchy, the office of High Sheriff is the oldest in the country having existed for over 1,000 years. With that in mind, when I made my Declaration as the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire on the 6th of April I was very conscious that my year in office would represent no more than a blink of an eye in the continuity of the Office but nonetheless one I hope to be able to put to some good effect.
Crispin is thoroughly enjoying his year in office which has coincided with the Knife Angel initiative in Northamptonshire, the opening of the Five Wells Prison in Wellingborough, and of course the Platinum Jubilee.
His interest in rural affairs has led him to focus more perhaps than would normally be the case on issues in the county that affect our rural communities. There are so many major issues to deal with in our towns that sometimes the rural communities feel that their own challenges remain unnoticed. There are some fabulous charities working with rural communities, and Crispin is very much enjoying supporting them and seeing what he can do to help them achieve their aims.
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