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High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan Youth Community Awards

The High Sheriff Youth Community Awards take place annually and are supported by our Chief Officers. The High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan is David Davies JP.

The awards recognise young people who have made a difference in their community.

Awards criteria:

  • Aged between 11 – 21 years old
  • Living or volunteering in the Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf areas
  • Someone who has helped a neighbour, an individual, a family member, or a local organisation

Then you could be eligible for prizes of up to £1,000 for individuals and groups (three or more members).

Please complete the 2017/18 High Sheriff Awards Application Form and send your completed application form to:

High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan Awards
Rickyard House,
Longlands Farm,
Pyle, Bridgend
CF33 6PU

or email:

The closing date for nominations for the 2018 High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan Youth Community Awards is Friday 26th January 2018.

Guidelines for entry:

  •  Entries are invited from young people aged between 11-21 years old by 26th January 2018 .
  •  A group must include three or more members, all aged between 11-21 years old on the 26th January 2018.
  •  Entrants must live in either Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil or Rhondda Cynon Taf County Boroughs
  • You must have someone to nominate you, who is over the age of 18, at the date the entry is submitted.
  • There must be two people, over the age of 18 at the date the entry is submitted, to provide a reference for you. Their names, telephone and email contact details will be required to assist the High Sheriff and judging panel in deciding if you are a winner.
  •  The parents or guardians of the nominees’ permission are required for publicity (newspaper, website coverage) . We ask that if at any stage during the process you decide you do not want to feature in publicity that you make us aware as soon as possible.
  • Judging will take place in February 2018 and there will be an Award Ceremony on Thursday 22nd March 2018.

David Davies JP, High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan 2017-18

David Davies JP, the High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan 2017-18

David Davies took office as High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan on 7th April 2017.

Born in 1958, David was raised in Aberfan, in the family farmhouse where he lives once again today.

David attended Pantglas Junior School, Aberfan (where he was a seriously injured survivor of the Aberfan Disaster, 1966), Afon Taf High School, Troedyrhiw, and then studied law at University of Wales Aberystwyth and Downing College, Cambridge University. He qualified as a solicitor in 1983 and worked for the international law firm Linklaters & Paines in their London and (as manager) Brussels offices, specialising in EU law, monopolies & mergers/restrictive practices and competition law.

On returning to Wales in 1994, after taking a sabbatical David took up various roles in the voluntary sector.

He was a board member of Caerphilly-based United Welsh Housing Association from 1998 to 2012, including seven years as vice chair, and also chair of the Audit & Risk and the Remuneration & Governance Committees.

David was appointed a magistrate in 1999 and serves on what is now the Mid Wales Bench (formerly Merthyr Tydfil and Glamorgan Valleys Benches), where, until his appointment as High Sheriff, he was Chair of the Youth Panel. He also sits on the Domestic Violence Panel. He represents Youth magistrates on the Wales Youth Justice Advisory Panel, co-chaired by Welsh Government and the Youth Justice Board Cymru.

Since 1998, David has been a Trustee of the Aberfan Memorial Charity (and the related Education Charity), which he has chaired since 2000 and, as such, oversaw the commemorative events in 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan Disaster.

Since 2014, David has been a member of the High Sheriff of Mid Glamorgan Youth Community Awards Panel.

For his year in office, given his longstanding interest in and concern for young people, domestic violence and housing issues, David has decided to adopt Llamau, which works with homeless young people and vulnerable women in Wales as his main charity.

Learn more about the Mid Glamorgan High Sheriff by visiting his facebook page which includes information about the Awards: