On Monday 6th April at 11am the new High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight, Mrs Caroline Peel, made her Declaration to the Lord Lieutenant, the Resident Judge and the Chairman of the IOW Board of Magistrates via a Video Conferencing facility. She will serve as High Sheriff for one year.
At the same time April Newton made her Declaration as the newly appointed Under-Sheriff.
On Sunday 15th March 2020, the Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Susie Sheldon attended a charity concert by The Band of the Hampshire Constabulary at All Saints’ Church, in Ryde.
Mrs Sheldon was met by Scouts and Explorers who will benefit from the proceeds of the concert, to help them attend an international Scout jamboree in Essex in August 2020.
On Sunday 23rd February 2020, the Lord-Lieutenant attended the Girl-guiding IW World Thinking Day, an annual celebration of the birthdays of the first World Chief Guide Lady Olave Baden-Powell (born 22/02/1889) and her husband Lord Robert Baden-Powell (born 22/02/1857).
On World Thinking Day Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers speak
out about issues which affect them and their local community, fundraise
for causes they care about and learn about other countries.
On Friday 14th February 2020, the Lord-Lieutenant attended the opening of new exhibition – “Anglo-Saxon Treasures of the Isle of Wight”.
The 1,500 year old Anglo-Saxon treasures discovered on the Isle of Wight by Victorians and conserved by the British Museum, have returned to the Island at Carisbrooke Castle Museum.
On Wednesday 18th December 2019, The Lord-Lieutenant attended the annual Mountbatten carol service by candle light at All Saints Church in Ryde.
On Thursday 12th December 2019, Mrs Susie Sheldon attended Bembridge RNLI for an evening of Carols in the Inshore Boathouse. The Lord-Lieutenant read a lesson during the service which was officiated by Cannon David Lowe.
A service of remembrance was held at Newport Minster on Sunday 10th November 2019.
Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant Mrs Susie Sheldon JP was in attendance along with other dignitaries and representatives.
Proceedings started with processions led by the Royal British Legion and by the Isle of Wight Council’s mace bearer to St Thomas’ Square where the processions joined for prayers before the formal silence.
Following the wreath laying ceremony, a service of remembrance was led by the Reverend Kevin Arkell.