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Meryl is the first woman from Luton to serve the County in this role and only the ninth woman High Sheriff of Bedfordshire in over a thousand years.   She has been a local Councillor, has supported her husband Michael, the 2003 Mayor of Luton as Mayoress, been a Governor of several schools, a Trustee of the Bedford and Luton Community Foundation, a Campus Director of Barnfield College, as well as a supportive and committed member of the Luton North Inner Wheel.

The role of High Sheriff is to represent HM The Queen in Bedfordshire with regard to law and order, and in her Shrieval year Meryl has committed to support the judiciary, police and emergency services to help bring communities together as well as emphasising the role that education can play in beating crime. It is her wish to meet as many charities and organisations as possible to highlight their contribution and impact on the community.

Working to promote peace in our communities and around the world members of District 26 celebrated International Peace Day on September 21st   

In Milton Keynes (left) a group visited the Peace Pagoda

Peace Day - September 21st 2018

In  Ware and Luton members visited schools and planted Peace Roses with plaques and shared in assemblies about what peace means, and what each on of us can do to promote Peace.

Brenda Lowe, of Stevenage Club, was instrumental in getting International Peace Day in the Inner Wheel Calendar.

Over 50 people went to Brenda’s house on Peace Day, visited an exhibition commemorating aspects of WW1, tied white ribbons on the Peace pole with messages of Peace and enjoyed afternoon tea.

In the photo shows Brenda, Kate Belinis and members of Luton Chiltern Club.

Luton North Members with Meryl Dolling, High Sheriff of Bedfordshire

Ampthill Inner Wheel members joined with local children to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Masquerade”, a picture book written and illustrated by Kit Williams and published in 1979.

It sparked a treasure hunt by concealing clues to the location of a jewelled golden hare created and hidden in The Great Park.