Kathy Cowell OBE DL, High Sheriff of Cheshire 2016 – 2017

Welcome to the website for the High Sheriff of Cheshire. I hope that you will find it useful to learn more about the historic role of the High Sheriff and how that is being carried out in Cheshire today.

The High Sheriff is appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to represent her in the County of Cheshire in matters relating to law and order. I am delighted and honoured to have been appointed as the High Sheriff for 2016/17 and look forward to working with and supporting the Police; Judges; Magistrates; Coroners; the Prison and Probation Services, the emergency services , all branches of the Armed Forces, Local Authorities and all recognised church and faith groups

During my term of office, I will be focusing on volunteering and communities and supporting four fantastic Cheshire based charities, including: Cheshire Young Carers; Active Cheshire; Cheshire Community Foundation and Crimebeat.

All of these charities carry out fantastic work within our communities and I am looking forward to supporting them over the coming months.

Please visit the Charity page for further information on these organisations.

Commenting on her appointment, Kathy Cowell said: “I am incredibly honoured to have been asked to hold such a privileged position as the High Sheriff of Cheshire. I accept this huge privilege with grace, pride and dedication for the year ahead and look forward to serving the communities of Cheshire in line with a custom and tradition of over 1000 years”.

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