This year has been a strange one and a lot of my duties have been postponed as we all fight this pandemic by staying home and staying safe. However, in these last few months of 2020 I have been able to give back to some of the heroes that have gone above and beyond during this pandemic. The High Sheriff Awards recognize the exceptional service and outstanding performance of duties for individuals, to the community during these uncertain COVID-19 times.

My first awards were presented to

  • Cardiff Met University staff who throughout have worked tirelessly throughout this crisis 

  • Paul Gwilym from Boomerang Cardiff, a local charity for local people. A non-profit organization with the objective to provide relief or prevent poverty, by providing items & services to families in need. More Information can be found HERE.

  • Paul Ames behalf of Cardiff Saracens RFC, to their Players, supporters and friends & family, who have been fundraising throughout this pandemic for the Cardiff Foodbank, and raised a tremondous £1,705. More information can be found HERE.

The High Sheriff Magazine, Winter 2020 Edition. 

On Sunday the 8th November I was honoured to be invited to lay a wreath at the Cowbridge Remembrance Day service and then again on Wednesday 11th November, to lay one at Barry's Remembrance Day service. 

The dead and the injured from too many conflicts must always be remembered to help peace prevail.

"They gave their tomorrow so we could have today"

Lest We Forget 

On Saturday 15th August myself, First Minister Mark Drakeford, Lord Lieutenant Morfudd Meredith, Assistant Chief Constable of South Wales Police and Raj Aggarwal celebrated Indian Independence day. A wonderful day, even with the Welsh rain.


On the 20th of July, I was visited by Vaughan Gething at BCB International where he showed his support for our Welsh NHS Hero's poem as well as the production of Hand Sanitiser and PPE we have begun since this pandemic began.

On the 2nd of July, I supported the purchase of a new bicycle for local environmental activist, Rob Smitham. Rob’s previous bike was stolen and the Community fundraised to purchase a new bicycle. ‬Rob was also thrilled with his first aid kit donated by BCB International.

Declaration 2020

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, Andrew Howell's Declaration Ceremony  was postponed, as are his public duties.

However, on 18/03/2020 Andrew took the oath in front of His Honor Judge Twomlow and Magistrate Jeff Edwards JP, and was declared as South Glamorgan's High Sheriff 2020.

During these troubling times, Andrew is working on ensuring our incredible NHS, police force and emergency services are kept safe and to help protect them. 

Please see the below message:

A Message from the High Sheriff


Howell House, 

Lamby Industrial Park

Wentloog Avenue





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