High Sheriff of Bedfordshire 2024 – 2025

The High Sheriff of Bedfordshire for 2024-2025 was installed on Saturday 23rd March 2024. Bav Shah, who succeeded Russell Beard, was sworn in at a ceremony held at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, Luton.

Welcome to my website. I hope that you will find it both interesting and useful. There is information about the role that a High Sheriff plays in the Bedfordshire Community, a short history of the role and other helpful links to charities and voluntary organisations. 

A Brief Overview of the High Sheriff’s Role

Although largely ceremonial now, the High Sheriff still to this day remains the Sovereign’s representative in the county for all matters relating to the judiciary and the maintenance of Law and Order. Keeping these close links with our judiciary and Police forces remains pivotal to the role today, ensuring that these services have both the support and respect of the communities that they help and protect.

The duties of the High Sheriff have been adapted and moulded to tackle the needs of each century.
In a period of huge social change, the High Sheriff of the 21st-century still fulfils the ancient role supporting the Shire, upholding its peace, encouraging loyalty to the Crown and stimulating its communities in voluntary societies to work for the common good.

The High Sheriff of Bedfordshire for the year from April 2024 to April 2025 is Bav Shah. You can find out about Bav by clicking here.


Email | info@highsheriffofbedfordshire.org