Mayor of Winchelsea, Chairman of Rother, Sara Stonor, Vice Lord Lieutenant, Revd David Reynish of St Peters Church, Chairman of Rother.
This week is Armed Forces Week when we remember our forces family of Veterans, Serving Personnel, and our Cadets – and of course their families and dependants. We thank them for what they did, and continue to do to protect us. Yesterday saw the start of the week with the raising of flags from each of our Serving Forces and the Armed Forces Flag. This ceremony was repeated throughout the UK and the Lord Lieutenant was this year in Brighton at the War Memorial in Old Steine. The week will culminate in Armed Forces Day this coming Saturday 27th June. The Lord Lieutenant will this year be in Brighton & Hove taking the salute at the parade in New Road, and he will be in Eastbourne on Sunday 28th June.
On Friday 19th June the Lord Lieutenant attended the Graduation and Prize Giving Ceremony at Plumpton College where guest of honour Tim Strickland, Chief Executive of FE Sussex presented awards and prizes to 770 students. This was the last Ceremony for Des Lambert OBE, the College Principal who will shortly retire following a forty years at the helm. Des is a well loved man who will be greatly missed and the Lord Lieutenant paid tribute to his work, compassion, dedication and care for all of the students who have passed through the college. Des was awarded his OBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list and the assembled company of over two thousand gave him a well deserved standing ovation. Photo shows this year’s prize winners with Des Lambert and Tim Strickland.
Congratulations to all of those East Sussex residents who received honours in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list:
Knighthood – Thomas Jeffery CB – for services to the Dept. of Education
CBE – Prof. Julian Crampton DL – for services to higher education
OBE – Desmond Lambert – for services to land based education and young people
Dr Hong Lu – For services to the Chinese community
MBE – Michaelina Argy – for services to Thalidomide Survivors
Robert Goddard – for services to children and families
Trevor Green – for services to humanitarian aid and to charity
Jillian Parker – For services to children & adults with learning disabilities
Patricia Weller – for voluntary & charitable services in Brighton & Hove
BEM – Graham Carpenter – for services to children & young people in Kent
Joan Downinig – for services to rural inclusion
Myrna Rae Festing – for services to the community in Rye
Peter Hayman – for services to the community in Northiam
Mary Howse – for services to the community in Beckley and Rye
Mary Taylor – for services to the community in Burwash
The Lord Lieutenant launched the Mobil 1 Team Sussex racing car built by engineering students of Sussex University on Tuesday evening. Watch this video for full event details
The following film details the artwork on which the car design has been produced
On Saturday 23rd May the Lord Lieutenant formally opened the new ‘Lizard’ Boating facility at Shoreham Harbour in Portslade for Hove and Adur Sea Cadets. The new facility will be used by many local sea cadet units for rowing, sailing and learning seamanship. For more details on how to join and support the Hove & Adur Sea Cadet Unit and Sea Cadets in general follow this link
Yesterday (19th May) the Lord Lieutenant attended a fascinating presentation on 100 years of women police in Sussex and met current and retired officers as well as special constables and cadets. The audience heard some inspiring speeches from Supt Di Roskilly, Dep. Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney, Louise Williams, Katy Bourne and Giles York (Chief Constable). There is an excellent exhibition in the Brighton Police Cells Museum at Brighton Town Hall every day this week from 10.30 am to 1.30 pm which is a must if you are in Brighton. For more details follow this link Photo shows Lord Lieutenant with the High Sheriffs of East & West Sussex, Mayor of Brighton & Hove, the Chief Constable and Deputy Chief Constable
At the VE Day commemorative service held at the Brighton War Memorial, Col. David Stevens represented the Lord Lieutenant and laid a wreath on his behalf. Many members of the public attended together with veterans and cadets. The picture shows Cadets and Officers from TS Brighton who paraded at the event.
On the 5th May the Lord Lieutenant attended, as President, the Annual General Meeting of the Brighton Police Museum which is now 10 years old. Also in attendance were the High Sheriff of East Sussex and Peter James (crime author) who is a vice president. The museum has developed considerably over the years and they are now licensed to invite couples to marry in the cells. For more information on the museum and how to visit follow this link Photo shows Vice President Peter James locked in the cells.
The birth of Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge has today been registered. The sister fro His Royal Highness Prince George was born on the 2nd May and named yesterday as Princess Charlotte, Elizabeth, Diana. The Lord Lieutenant, on behalf of the people of East Sussex has sent a message of congratulation.
You and your community group, be it association, charity, club or specific interest group can learn all about the Lieutenancy in East Sussex, its history, what it does and what it can do for you. Make contact through Lieutenancy in the Community. You will find the link in this site. Our Deputy Lieutenants are happy to come and give a presentation by arrangement. Topics typically covered are the history of the Lieutenancy, Queen’s Awards, Honours, and community support,
East Sussex is a beautiful County with a rich history. Its citizens are friendly and welcoming, but we do have areas of deprivation and we all need support from time to time. If you live in our County, whether it be in the city and urban environment or in a rural area I would like to urge you to get involved, by volunteering if you can or by taking an active part in whatever way is appropriate for you to enhance both our environment and the lives of those who live in it.