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Thursday 10th August

Present prizes at Yarmouth Carnival Water Sports. Yarmouth Harbour.

Tuesday 8th August

Weekly meeting with Helen Bailey to go through diary and get status update on various projects.

Friday 4th August

Friends of Northwood House drinks reception and fireworks party. Northwood House.

Wednesday 2nd August

A day out with Hants Marine Police and High Sheriff of Hampshire, Mary Montagu-Scott.

Wednesday 2nd August

Cowes Harbour Commission Cowes Week reception. The Sugar Store, Sheherd’s Wharf, Cowes.

Tuesday 1st August

Cowes Town Mayor’s reception. Northwood House.

Monday 31st July

Royal visit: Princess Anne. Civic line up at Osborne House.

Sunday 30th July

Lendy Cowes Week Cocktail Party, Royal Yacht Squadron.

Sunday 30th July

Royal Thames Yacht Club Cocktail Party at the Royal London YC.

Sunday 30th July

Fundraising event for High Sheriffs’ Trust.

Saturday 29th July

RORC Commodore’s Cocktail Party.

Friday 28th July

UKSA Cocktail reception.

Friday 28th July

Private View of Introduction to Art Group – formed n 2016 and funded by Adult Commuity Learning through its annual grant programme. It’s a group of ten people all of whom have mental health challenges and various abilities.

Friday 28th July

IW Council Short Breaks Fun Day.

Tuesday 25th July

Meeting with Annette Pettinger and Tania Baxman from the courts to plan Legal Service in October.

Tuesday 25th July

Weekly meeting with Helen Bailey to go through diary and get status update on various projects.

Sunday 23rd July

Taking the salute at the Highland Island Gathering. I will be wearing a Cornish kilt – not to be missed!

Saturday 22nd July

Cowes Sailability Club reception at Cowes Corinthian Yacht Club to celebrate 15 years .

Saturday 22nd July

Opening Lions Club International’s Centennial Fayre, Sandown Airport.

Friday 21st July

Vecta House Summer Garden Party and Opening of new Sensory Garden.

Thursday 20th July

High Sheriffs’ Trust meeting.

Sunday 16th July

Open Arreton Parish Council’s Family Fun Day, Arreton Cricket Club.

Tuesday 18th July

Meeting with Nigel Hartley and Tina Groves of Earl Mountbatten Hospice.

Tuesday 18th July

Weekly meeting with Helen Bailey to go through diary and get status update on various projects.

Saturday 15th July

Attend parade for inaugural IW Pride, Ryde.

Thursday 13th July

Cream Tea to celebrate 20 ears of Home Start IW. At Bluebell’s Cafe, Briddlesford Farm.

Tuesday 11th July

Sitting in court in Winchester as guest of High Sheriff of Hampshire, Mary Montagu-Scott.

Monday 10th July

Meeting with Dan Wells of IW Street Pastors.

Saturday 8th July

Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Open Day for people with disabilities.

Thursday 6th July

Meeting with Debbie Lavin, Principal at the IW College.

Wednesday 5th July

Meeting with Vectis Ventures to expedite deal to benefit Home Start IW families and to hear about Vectis Venture’s plans.

Tuesday 4th July

Weekly meeting with Helen Bailey to go through diary and status update of various projects.

Sunday 2nd July

Opening Vectis Historic Vehicle Club Open Day.

Friday 30th June

Meeting with Wilma Jackson of Age UK IW regarding the Better Ageing Programme.

Thursday 29th June

Meeting with Kev Newton and Karl Print of the Bus Shelter charity.

Wednesday 28th June

Visit Ability Dogs for Young People to see their puppy training classes.

Tuesday 27th June

Attend the opening of Queen Victoria’s Garden Terrace and Andromeda Fountain at Osborne House.

Monday 26th June

Visiting Inver House, residential home in Bembridge to meet Alice Sides and celebrate her 105th birthday.

Monday 26th June

Meeting with Archdeacon, the Venerable Peter White, regarding planning of the Legal Service in October.

Sunday 25th June

Royal Isle of Wight Agricultural show.

Saturday 24th June

COMPASS (Commissioner’s Performance, Accountability and Scrutiny Strategy) public meeting.

Wednesday 21st June

Ventnor Botanic Garden Friends’ Society 45th Anniversary tea party.

Unable to attend so being represented by Under Sheriff, John Matthews.

Wednesday 21st June

High Sheriff, City of Bristol, Summer Concert. Bristol Cathedral.

Tuesday 20th June

RBL Seaview & Nettlestone Branch, Flag-raising. Bembridge.

Monday 19th June

Hants IW Community Fund Summer Reception, Portsmouth.

Monday 19th June

Visit to Maritime Museum Trust, Arreton.

Monday 19th June

Sitting in court with HHJ Sullivan, visiting Circuit Judge.

Saturday 17th June

Armed Forces Day Flag-raising, Ryde.

Wednesday 14th June

Meeting with Jade Fuller from Enterprise Adviser Network. Also with Gioia Minghella-Giddens and Geoff Underwood.

To discuss ways of moving forward our collaboration to help enhance the link between schools and businesses.

Monday 12th June

Carisbrooke Museum Trust AGM.

Sunday 11th June

High Sheriff of Devon, Legal Service at Exeter Cathedral.

Thursday 8th June

General Election Day 2017. Reading IW results at Cowes Yacht Haven.

Wednesday 7th June

Dinner for High Sheriffs of England and Wales. Inner Temple, London.

Friday 2nd June

Opening Old Gaffers Festival 2017.

Saturday  20th May

Royal Victoria Yacht Club, Fishbourne. Commodore’s cocktail party.

Friday 19th May

IW Design & Conservation Awards at the Royal Yacht Squadron.

Friday 19th May

Meeting with Gioia Minghella-Giddens, High Sheriff in nomination for 2018/2019.

Wednesday 17th May

Annual Council meeting, County Hall, Newport.

Wednesday 17th May

Meeting with representatives from the Oxford Academy Old School Project at Cowes Enterprise College.

With representatives from Cowes Enterprise College, Christ the King College, Age UKIW and Independent Arts. Formulating plans to bring the project to the Island.

Saturday 13th May

Cowes Committee Boat dedication. Trinity Landing, Cowes.

Saturday 13th May

Campaign for Rural England AGM. Barton Manor.

An opportunity to hear and discuss Island countryside issues.

Thursday 11th May

IW College Thai Students’ Farewell Evening.

Lovely evening meeting the students and tasting delicious Thai food.

Wednesday 10th May

Sitting in court with His Honour Judge Ralls, visiting Circuit Judge

Monday 8th May

Morning: Portsmouth Legal Service, Portsmouth Cathedral

Sunday 7th May

Blyskawica 75th Anniversary Service, Cowes Parade.

Friday 5th May

Morning: Old School Project meeting at Christ the King College.

Evening: Community Action Awards, Riverside Centre, Newport

Thursday 4th May

Afternoon: Earl Mountbatten Hospice Service of Thanksgiving, marking 35 years. All Saints Church, Ryde.

Evening: Blyskawica 75th Anniversary celebrations – gala piano recital by Eva Maria Doroszkowska.

Wednesday 3rd May

Morning: Meeting with Age UK IW

Sunday 30th April

Open air Blessing of the Season Service, Holy Trinity Church, Cowes

Thursday 27th April

Evening: IW District Awards Ceremony (Police community awards). Congregational Church, Pyle Street, Newport.

Monday 24th April

Evening:  Shanklin Rifle and Pistol Club AGM. Presenting trophies to members.

Sunday 23rd April

Afternoon: Isle of Wight Scouts’ St George’s Day Parade and Service, Newport Minster.

Saturday 22nd April

Vintage Motorcycle Club, Isle of Wight Section – indoor display of veteran, vintage & classic motorcycles, Ventnor Winter Gardens.



Thursday 20th April


Evening: Official opening, by Major General Martin White CB, CBE, JP, HM Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, of the exhibition to celebrate the bicentenary of Shanklin Chine.


website: shanklinchine.co.uk

Thursday 13th April


Morning: Attending first HS Trust meeting at Newport Police Station


Evening: Joining the Isle of Wight German Twinning Association’s visit by people from Coburg at the Coburg Kinder-und Jugendtheater performance evening at Winchester House, Shanklin.
This will be the third occasion that the Coburg Kinder-und Jugendtheater has visited the Island and this year they are collaborating for the first time with Island Scouts.

Tuesday 11th April


Evening: Official opening by TV presenter, Dan Snow, of the Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum at Arreton Barns Craft Village.
Major General Martin White CB, CBE, JP, HM Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight and President of the Maritime Archaeology Trust will be presiding.


Website: http://maritimearchaeologytrust.org/