Wells Cathedral service to celebrate Lord Lieutenant

Wells Cathedral is to host a special service to give thanks for and celebrate the work of Somerset’s Lord-Lieutenant Annie Maw CVO, who retires at the end of October. To mark the occasion, people are being invited to Evensong in the Cathedral Nave on October 9th at 3pm. Today the Dean of Wells, the Very […]

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 […]

New Lord-Lieutenant for Somerset

Somerset will officially have a new Lord-Lieutenant from Saturday (October 29th). Mohammed Saddiq takes over from Annie Maw CVO, who retires after nearly eight years in the role. Having worked in the renewable energy and utility sectors for 30 years, Mr Saddiq has now stepped down from his position as Executive Director of Operations at […]

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 […]

Somerset DofE team receive Tree of Trees recognition for Jubilee support

Somerset’s Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Award team has received a special tree from the Queen’s Green Canopy ‘Tree of Trees’ as a thank you for the valuable work the team does for the benefit of the community. Designed by artist Thomas Heatherwick, the Tree of Trees sculpture made up of 350 smaller British native trees […]