High Sheriff of Cheshire
We are delighted to announce that Mark Mitchell has been Appointed High Sheriff of Cheshire after making his Declaration of Office at Chester Cathedral last Friday.
There have been High Sheriffs for 1100 years. The original "Shire Reeves" were Royal Officials appointed to enforce the King's interests in a county, in particular the collection of taxes and the enforcement of law and order. Thankfully, Mark assures us he is no longer responsible for checking our HMRC returns !
The Office of High Sheriff is an independent non-political Royal appointment and today, the High Sheriffs serve the 55 counties of England and Wales.
Mark's duties will include attendance at Royal Visits in the County and support Her Majesty's High Court Judges when on Circuit here. He will give active support to the Police, Emergency Services, Probation Services and Prison Services. He will also play an active role in promoting and supporting a wide range of voluntary work and groups across Cheshire.
We are sure that you will join in congratulating Mark on his significant and well-deserved appointment. This is in clear recognition of all that has been achieved by the Mitchell Group teams across Cheshire and beyond, through community involvement and engagement. In Mark's own words, he hopes to "celebrate the good, nurture new possibilities and affirm those making a real difference in people's daily lives"