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High Sheriff Handover

Submitted by on April 27, 2017 – 2:02 pmNo Comment

Recently at the newly planted Waypost Wood on the edge of Cranfield, the outgoing High Sheriff of Bedfordshire Charles Whitbread, marked the transfer of the historic role to the incoming ‘High Sheriff in Nomination’ Vinod Tailor, by the symbolic planting of 10 trees, which Charles Whitbread dedicated to the ‘Volunteers of Bedfordshire’. This is the fifth time we have been lucky enough to host this important event at one of our sites.

The role of a High Sheriff is one of the oldest offices in the country, dating back to the 10th century; nominally they act as the sovereign’s judicial representative in the county as well as being present at royal visits in Bedfordshire. The incoming High Sheriff Vinod Tailor commented that he hopes to be able to attend Forest of Marston Vale events and encourage links between the Forest and the schools of his home town, Luton.

Throughout February and March, hundreds of members of the public and local school children helped us to plant over 5500 trees at Waypost Wood which – considering the terrible weather we had at our Public Tree Planting – is a fantastic achievement. We hope to finish planting the site next winter, and again host the annual changeover between High Sheriff’s.


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