Ceri Hewitt

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The nomination window for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2023 opened on 1 April.  The closing date for nominations is 15 September. QAVS is part of the Honours system and is specifically for local volunteer groups that are well run, making a significant difference to local people’s lives and, importantly, have volunteers (rather than …

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Queen’s Green Canopy

The Lord-Lieutenant attended a Reception at St James’s Palace on 31 March to mark the end of the first tree-planting season of the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC). Planting will now be paused until October, and in the meantime QGC will move into a conservation phase to unveil 70 Ancient Woodlands and 70 Ancient Trees. 


The Lord-Lieutenant has attended Girlguiding Cheshire Border’s annual Thanks and Recognition Event held in Macclesfield.


The Lord-Lieutenant attended the Cheshire Magistrates All-Bench Meeting on 17 March and presented 10-Year, 20-Year and 30-Year Long Service Certificates.

Holly Holy Day, Nantwich

The Lord-Lieutenant laid a wreath at the War Memorial in Nantwich on Holly Holy Day – being the 50th anniversary of the association between Nantwich and the Sealed Knot Society in remembrance of the Siege and Battle of Nantwich (Winter 1643/25th January, 1644).

Chester QGC Champion City

At a ceremony held at The Countess of Chester Country Park on 15 January, the Lord-Lieutenant presented the Sheriff of Chester, Councillor Jill Houlbrook, with a plaque to mark  Chester’s designation as a Queen’s Green Canopy Champion City.   Two standard oak trees were subsequently planted by the Lord-Lieutenant and the Sheriff of Chester to mark the …

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Lord-Lieutenant Visits Cheshire Wildlife Trust

The Lord-Lieutenant has made a familiarisation visit to Bickley Hall Farm, the headquarters of Cheshire Wildlife Trust, in anticipation of the Trust’s 60th anniversary in 2022, which will coincide with Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.