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Five new Deputy Lieutenants for Norfolk

Dr Paul Richards

Dr Paul Richards

The Queen has approved the appointment of five new Deputy Lieutenants of Norfolk to help represent her in the county.

Dr Paul Richards, a champion of West Norfolk heritage and Lady Georgina Roberts, who runs the Cockley Cley estate, were among them.

Dr Richards said: “It’s an honour and a privilege to be invited to play such a role. It will be a new challenge for me.”

Deputy Lieutenants support the work and represent the Lord-Lieutenant, who is the Queen’s representative in each county.

Richard Jewson, Lord-Lieutenant, said: “I am delighted to welcome our new Deputy Lieutenants, all of whom have shown a strong commitment to the county.

“I am sure they will strengthen our group of existing deputies who have proved themselves to be equally committed and dedicated in their endeavours in and around Norfolk.

“I know our new Deputies will carry out their duties with equal distinction.”

The appointments takes the number of deputies in the county to 38.

Dr Richards, a trustee of True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum, is already an Honorary Alderman, having previously been a West Norfolk councillor and mayor.

Lady Roberts was the first woman to be appointed chairman of the Norfolk branch of the Country Landowners Association. She is currently chairman of the tours committee for the International Dendrologist Society. She has been a volunteer for the Swaffham and Litcham Home Hospice since 1992.

 

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