High Sheriff visits borough

The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire toured the borough yesterday (Wednesday 4 September).

High Sheriff

Sarah Beazley - who is in post for one year - has a particular interest in building stronger communities, interfaith and integration, and met with some of Welwyn Hatfield's community groups, including: Herts Interfaith Forum, WGC Centenary Foundation, and the Mayor's charity of the year, Potential Kids.


This was followed by visits to some of the borough's most valued charities and local attractions: Mill Green Mill and Museum, Danesbury Fernery, Campus West, Sparks Community Café, and the opening of the new-look White Lion Square in Hatfield.


Sarah Beazley, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, said:

I much enjoyed my day in the borough of Welwyn Hatfield and it was interesting to see Roman remains, an eighteenth century working mill, a restored Victorian Fernery and the development and regeneration of Hatfield town centre all in one day, and consider how Welwyn Hatfield has grown and changed over the centuries. 


It was a pleasure also to meet representatives and volunteers from faith, community and charitable organisations who contribute so much locally.


The High Sheriff was joined by the council's Chief Executive, Rob Bridge, and Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Roger Trigg.


Mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, Councillor Roger Trigg, said:

I get to meet so many different community groups and charities in my role as mayor, and I see first-hand the amazing work they do right here in Welwyn Hatfield.


It is fantastic that they have been celebrated by this visit today, and I hope they all know how valued they are by everyone in Welwyn Hatfield.


For more information on volunteering opportunities at Mill Green Museum, please visit www.welhat.gov.uk/museum or call 01707 357850.