New High Sheriff of Essex supports voluntary sector

08:45 19 April 2014

Nicholas Charrington, the new High Sheriff of Essex. Picture: Paul Starr

Nicholas Charrington, the new High Sheriff of Essex. Picture: Paul Starr

Paul Starr Photographer

The 834th High Sheriff of Essex has taken up post – and will now focus attention on raise money for voluntary and community organisations across the county.

Nicholas Charrington took up his duties after making his declaration at a ceremony in the Magistrates Courts in Chelmsford.

During the course of his year as High Sheriff, Mr Charrington will raise money for the High Sheriffs’ Fund, which is managed by the independent charitable trust, Essex Community Foundation (ECF).

The fund is used to support voluntary and community organisations working throughout Essex to make their communities safe from crime, and the fear of crime.

Since it came under ECF’s management in 1997, the fund has awarded grants totalling over £410,000 to voluntary and community groups all working hard to support local people and to address crime in their area.

In the past, it has supported a diverse range of activities across the county, including women’s refuges, initiatives to reduce anti-social behaviour, garden maintenance schemes for the elderly thereby reducing burglary, neighbourhood watch schemes and activities for children and young people.

Mr Charrington said: “During my year as High Sheriff I look forward to visiting all areas of Essex to increase my understanding of the issues that voluntary organisations are tackling and how their work is helping to make our communities safer places to live and work.

“Being able to tap into the knowledge and expertise of Essex Community Foundation will be a great help in showing me where the needs lie in our large and diverse county.”

The deadline date for applications to the High Sheriffs’ Fund is December 1, 2014. To apply online, visit essexcommunityfoundation.org.uk or call ECF’s grants team on 01245 356018 to discuss an application in advance of submission.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Saffron Walden Reporter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Saffron Walden Reporter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Saffron Walden Reporter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Year 2 pupils at Newport Primary School display their Great Fire of London houses with teacher Rachel Salt

Pupils at Newport Primary School designed and made houses linked to their spring term topic The Great Fire of London last week, and made a flaming success of it.

13:05
Rev Janet Nicholls, rural adviser and agricultural chaplain, is pictured at Thaxted Church.

The agricultural chaplain for Essex hopes to bring God and farming together in her new role.

Yesterday, 16:53
Uttlesford District Council headquarters on London Road, Saffron Walden.

Uttlesford District Council are warning residents after a scam letter requesting money for outstanding council tax charges is being circulated in the area.

Yesterday, 16:04
The incident in Market Street this afternoon

An elderly woman was taken to hospital after falling over outside Starbucks in Saffron Walden this afternoon (February 12).

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories