High Sheriff of Leicestershire thanks volunteers on visit to the Harborough districtPublished Wednesday 4 October 2023
The High Sheriff of Leicestershire has visited Market Harborough to thank dedicated volunteers in the Harborough district.
As a guest of Harborough District Council on Monday 2 October the High Sheriff Mrs Henrietta Chubb JP was welcomed by the Chairman Cllr Barbara Johnson who accompanied her on a tour of The Symington Building, including a visit to Harborough Museum.
The High Sheriff was then formally introduced to council representatives including the interim chief executive, leader, a cabinet member, Leonard Holden of Market Harborough Historical Society and Richard Knox of Leicestershire County Council Museums, before meeting local community groups including River Clean, Harborough Morsebags, Harborough Shopmobility, Harborough In Bloom, an A6 Kibworth litter picker, and representatives from Park Run, Jubilee Foodbank, Lutterworth Foodbank, Wombles, Lubenham In Bloom, The Well Kibworth, Harborough Lions Club and Harborough Community Bus.
Cllr Johnson gave a short address to volunteers ahead of a walk around Welland Park accompanied by council officers and Steve Greenwood of River Clean, concluding with a visit to the Welland Park café to complete the High Sheriff’s visit.
Cllr Barbara Johnson, Chairman of Harborough District Council, said: “I was delighted to welcome and to introduce the High Sheriff to a cross section of our amazing district volunteers. The very positive contribution all volunteers make to the wellbeing of our residents is so appreciated.”
The High Sheriff of Leicestershire, Mrs Henrietta Chubb JP, said: “It was my pleasure to spend the day as a guest of the Chairman of the council, Barbara Johnson and to learn so much about history of the Symington Building and the Harborough area. It was a privilege to meet so many volunteers. I am in admiration of their dedication, and it was a wonderful opportunity to offer my sincere thanks to these exceptional people for their contribution to the community.”
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