Another honour for former High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire

Mrs Cumming visits a children's centre during her Shrieval year
Mrs Cumming visits a children's centre during her Shrieval year

Former High Sheriff of Bucks, Carolyn Cumming, has received another honour.

Maids Moreton resident Mrs Cumming is one of five new Deputy Lieutenants of Bucks to be appointed by the Lord Lieutenant, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher.

The official announcement was published in the London Gazette last Friday.

Sir Henry said: “It’s a great pleasure to make these appointments.

All five individuals have made a great contribution to Buckinghamshire and fully deserve this recognition.”

The role of a Deputy Lieutenant is to assist the Lord Lieutenant in his first and foremost duty, which is to uphold the dignity of the Crown, and to support the Territorial, Auxiliary and Volunteer Reserve Services organisations.

Deputy Lieutenants may also be asked to help with public duties on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant.

Garden designer Mrs Cumming, who has been a stalwart of the community in Buckingham for many years, was High Sheriff of Bucks in 2012/13.

As vice-chairman of the Buckingham Society, she was instrumental in preparing the town’s Vision and Design Statement.

She is a trustee of the Buckingham Centre for the Arts and has chaired the committee that set up and runs independent cinema The Film Place.

In her year as High Sheriff she raised thousands of pounds for the Bucks and Milton Keynes Community Foundations by riding the length of Buckinghamshire on horseback, from Olney in the north to Burnham Beeches in the south, stopping off to showcase the work of voluntary organisations along the way.