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New High Sheriff of Staffordshire Colonel David Leigh
On Thursday 14th April 2016, Colonel David Leigh was sworn in as High Sheriff of Staffordshire at Stafford Crown Court in the presence of His Honour, Judge Michael Chambers QC, Recorder of Stafford. As is the custom, outgoing High Sheriff Johnny Leavesley was also in attendance together with friends and family.
The appointment marks the start of a year-long service to Queen and County to support the Judiciary, the Police and all matters relating to law and order and to keeping Staffordshire safe.

Commenting on his appointment, David said:
I feel extremely honoured to serve my County as High Sheriff, and to follow in the footsteps of a long and distinguished list of High Sheriffs who have dedicated their time and energies to promoting law and order and protecting Staffordshire.

Having served in the Territorial Army for 28 years, I intend to promote the Reserve Forces and Cadets as well as Staffordshire Clubs for Young People, of which I am Chairman. I am very keen to highlight the important work carried out by our volunteers who give up their time to provide a programme of sports, adventure training and other activities for the disadvantaged young people of Staffordshire generally. These organisations provide focus, drive and opportunities for Staffordshire’s younger generations and I am committed to helping them to make a difference; I will work hard over the next 12 months to recognise and support all volunteers who care deeply about the young people of Staffordshire and their future.

David is Chairman of the Staffordshire Yeomanry Museum Trust and President of the Stafford Group of Advanced Motorists and plans also to promote these organisations during his year as High Sheriff.

For more information go to highsheriffofstaffordshire.co.uk 

Click here to view the Staffordshire News published in the Summer 2017 edition of The High Sheriff magazine 

Click here to view the Staffordshire News published in the Summer 2013 edition of The High Sheriff magazine 


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