For more than 1,000 years High Sheriffs in England and Wales have had a responsibility
for upholding law and order. Duties include attendance at royal visits to their county,
the well-being and protection of Her Majesty's High Court Judges when on Circuit in the county
and attending to them during their legal terms. Also the execution of High Court Writs and
Orders through the Under Sheriff is undertaken as well as acting as the Returning Officer
For Parliamentary Elections in county constituencies. Today High Sheriffs work closely
with police, probation, local authorities, education and other agencies to show how young
people care for their communities.
NATIONAL CRIMEBEAT is the charity of the Shrievalty Association,
The Association of High Sheriffs of England & Wales. The charity encourages young people to get
involved with crime reduction activities and create safer communities. This is done through a
network of local Crimebeat Schemes, which High Sheriffs have set up in their "bailiwicks"(Counties of Office).
Lancashire Crimebeat encourages young people between the ages of 5 and 25 years of age
to develop their ideas on community safety and turn them into successful projects to improve
their community. Grants of up to £500 are available to assist in setting up initiatives with
priority given to projects which emphasise the part to be played by young people
themselves and that can show the influence the project will have on other young people and the wider community.
A large number of young people have already become involved in projects and received High Sheriff
Commendations for themselves and their schools.
For further details please click on the following links:
The High Sheriff of Lancashire 2011-2012, Peter Mileham OBE DL
Guidelines for applying for Crimebeat funding