THE new High Sheriff of Bucks plans to tour the county on horseback during her term of office.
Maids Moreton resident Carolyn Cumming took her oath of office at Aylesbury Crown Court last Thursday.
Born in Scotland and brought up on the family farm in Cambridgeshire, Mrs Cumming moved to Bucks in 1979 with her husband, Robert.
She has played an active role in the Buckingham community, taking a special interest in architecture and planning.
Inn 2000 she initiated the Buckingham Town Design Group, which published a Vision and Design Statement for the town.
She has been involved with a number of organisations including the Civic trust, Civic Voice and the Association of North Thames Amenity Societies (ANTAS).
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.
Mrs Cumming, who has two grown-up daughters, runs a garden design business but believes the most important job is that being a parent.
In September, she is planning to ride from Olney in the north of the county to Burnham Beeches in the south, to raise money for the Community Foundation.
Mrs Cumming, who described herself as a ‘rusty horsewoman’, having not ridden seriously for 12 years, is receiving personal training at Silverstone Riding School, by way of sponsorship.