New High Sheriff of Notts is appointed

Nicky Weston, the new High Sheriff of Notts
Nicky Weston, the new High Sheriff of Notts

The new High Sheriff of Notts will take up office in her role from Sunday 7th April, it was announced this week.

Nicky Weston was approved by the Queen at the traditional ceremony held at a meeting of the Privy Council last month, at which her name was ‘pricked’ by Her Majesty.

The High Sheriff used to be the county’s principal law-enforcement officer but the role is now ceremonial.

Mrs Weston said of her new role: “I feel very honoured and privileged to have been given this opportunity and am thoroughly look forward to my year as High Sheriff.”

Mrs Weston was born and educated in Notts. She lives with her husband in Shelford and their son lives and works in London.

She has worked in various PR and marketing roles, was chairman of Nottingham Cancer Research special events fundraising committee and is a member of the Notts Board of The Prince’s Trust and chairman of governors at S. Anselm’s Preparatory School in Bakewell.

She is also a keen gardener and golfer.

Mrs Weston intends to appoint Deborah Hutchinson as her Under Sheriff and Reverend Hamish Temple as the High Sheriff’s Chaplain for her year.

She takes over her new role from Leill Francklin.