High Sheriff visits Three Rivers

Updated: 26 November 2018

The High Sheriff of Hertfordshire 2018-19, Mrs Suzy Harvey, visited Three Rivers on Wednesday 21 November 2018

The High Sheriff is appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to represent her in the County of Hertfordshire in matters relating to law and order, and whose adopted themes for the year are Youth Volunteering and Modern Slavery.

Accompanied by the Chairman, Phil Williams, Suzy met with Dr Steven Halls, CEO, and Community Partnership officers to learn about the Council's strategy towards Modern Slavery and Youth Knife Crime.  Dr Halls said: “It was a pleasure to welcome the High Sheriff of Hertfordshire to Three Rivers and show her the diverse range of anti-social behaviour and criminality that our Officers and Partners encounter regularly.”

A visit was then made to the Maple Cross & West Hyde Community Centre where an update on current social challenges was provided by Three Rivers and Thrive Homes, followed by lunch at the RVS Lunch Club in Mill End.  After going to the Young People's Centre in Gosforth Lane to hear from Youth Workers at YC Hertfordshire, the day concluded at the South Oxhey redevelopment, where, hosted by Countryside Properties, the High Sheriff undertook a partial walking tour of the site and met local apprentices.

At the conclusion of the day, Suzy said: "I am very impressed with the work being done in Three Rivers to address the numerous challenges faced on a daily basis. This has been a very enlightening visit."

Chairman of the Council, Cllr Phil Williams added: "It has been a privilege to introduce the High Sheriff to parts of the District she may not be familiar with, and the day has been most worthwhile."