Joyful Lord Lieutenant completes Jubilee Jaunt challenge

The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset Annie Maw has completed the final leg of her epic series of Jubilee Jaunts to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. On Saturday (July 23), Annie took on her toughest trek yet, taking in some of West Somerset’s most breath-taking sights, including the highest point on Exmoor, Dunkery Beacon. Mrs Maw […]

Lord Lieutenant thanks Covid unsung heroes on Weston-super-Mare leg of Jubilee Jaunt

Weston-super-Mare hosted the third leg of the Somerset Jubilee Jaunt on Thursday, May 12. The Jaunt sees the Lord Lieutenant (the Queen’s representative in Somerset Mrs Annie Maw) take part in a 70-mile trek from Clevedon to Exmoor split into seven 10-mile sections to celebrate the region as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, in […]

Lord Lieutenant takes on second part of Jubilee Jaunt challenge to mark Somerset Day

Somerset’s Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw is to dedicate the second leg of her Jubilee Jaunt to Somerset Day – “to honour not only Her Majesty but also our fantastic county.” Annie broke her back in a horse riding accident 20 years ago resulting in paraplegia.  But she won’t be letting life in a wheelchair get […]

Lord Lieutenant takes on extraordinary 70-mile Somerset Jubilee Jaunt

The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset Annie Maw is about to embark on an ambitious 70-mile wheelchair marathon – to celebrate seven decades of the Queen’s reign. Annie broke her back in a horse riding accident 20 years ago resulting in paraplegia.  But she won’t be letting life in a wheelchair get in the way of […]

Statements from Somerset County Council and the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset

Chair of Somerset County Council, Cllr Mike Best, said: “On behalf of our residents, Somerset County Council offers deepest sympathies to the Royal family on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.   “Details on books of condolence, church services, floral tributes and funeral arrangements will follow in due course.”  Annie Maw, Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, said: […]

New Lord-Lieutenant for Somerset announced

The man who is taking over as Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset in the autumn says he is “greatly looking forward giving something back to the country which has given me so much.” Mohammed Saddiq DL, who is Executive Director of Operations at Wessex Water, will take over from Annie Maw CVO when she retires at the […]

Chairman thanks retiring Lord-Lieutenant

Somerset County Council Chairman David Fothergill today paid tribute to Lady Gass, the Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset, who is retiring. Lady Gass is a former Somerset County Councillor and High Sheriff who has served as Lord-Lieutenant since 1998. Cllr Fothergill said: “Lady Gass has been a wonderful ambassador for Somerset and has done so much to […]

On film – The Platinum Jubilee in Somerset

An official film has been produced to give a flavour of how Somerset celebrated The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The film was commissioned by the county’s Lord Lieutenant , Annie Maw CVO – and a copy will be sent to Her Majesty. The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset Annie Maw said:  “We are all so proud of […]

Part six of Jubilee Jaunt coming to West Somerset

Somerset’s Lord Lieutenant Annie Maw will soon be setting off on the sixth leg of her Jubilee Jaunt, paying tribute as part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. The Lord Lieutenant has been working her way across Somerset on a 70-mile trek broken down into seven 10-mile sections, stretching from Clevedon all the way down […]

Somerset plants almost 20,000 trees under the Queen’s Green Canopy

Almost 20,000 trees have been planted in Somerset by more than 200 individuals and organisations as part of the Queens Green Canopy initiative. On the last day of the official tree planting season, which ran from October to March, Her Majesty The Queen sent the following thank-you message to all those people in the United […]