Representing her Majesty the Queen
in the West Midlands
Representing her Majesty the Queen
in the West Midlands
Representing her Majesty the Queen
in the West Midlands

THE WEST MIDLANDS LIEUTENANCY

The Lord- Lieutenant of the West Midlands is Her Majesty’s personal representative and the role involves supporting civic, ceremonial, voluntary, charitable and social activity.

 

John Crabtree, OBE, is the Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands and he is supported by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Deputy Lieutenants  and a small secretariat.

 

“I am enormously proud of the West Midlands – its people, its communities and above all, its energy.  We have one of the youngest populations in Europe. We are culturally and artistically diverse. We are hugely creative and entrepreneurial – and we are home to thousands of enterprises that make a significant contribution to the nation’s economy. The people of the West Midlands can be proud of its achievements that are recognised throughout the world.

 

“It is this vitality and variety that the West Midlands Lieutenancy is committed to supporting – helping to bring our many communities together whilst also promoting and showcasing the unique qualities that together create the West Midlands.  As Lord-Lieutenant I am privileged to be a part of such a dynamic and wonderful county and will always do all that I can to support the many fantastic achievements and people here.”

 

John Crabtree, OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of the West Midlands

About the West Midlands Lieutenancy

The West Midlands Lieutenancy is the second largest lieutenancy in England and Wales supporting a population of nearly 3 million people across the seven local authorities of Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton.

 

Although the West Midlands’ metropolitan county was only formed in 1974, the office of Lord-Lieutenant dates back to the 16th century and the reign of Henry VIII.

 

Today the West Midlands Lieutenancy is involved in a variety of community roles and activities, including:

 

  • Arranges and supports visits to the West Midlands by members of the Royal Family who are accompanied by the Lord-Lieutenant or his representative whilst in the area.
  • Advises on nominations and honours – including The New Year Honours and The Queen’s Birthday Honours.
  • Helps identify companies and enterprises that might be considered as recipients of The Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
  • Presents medals, Queen’s Awards and other commendations including planning and organising the presentation of the British Empire Medal held each year in the West Midlands.
  • Maintains and encourages links with the civic authorities, armed forces and the emergency services.

West Midlands Lieutenancy on Twitter

Today is the launch of the #PoppyAppeal and our work is more vital than ever. #Covid19 means this year's Appeal will look different but there are still lots of ways you can get involved from home. Find out more and support the Poppy Appeal today. ➡️ http://rbl.org.uk/poppyappeal

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This #PoppyAppeal, we want to ensure that everyone can still get their poppy, so we’ve developed an iconic Remembrance Poppy poster.

Download, print, and display in your front window to show your support for our Armed Forces community ➡️ http://rbl.org.uk/donate #EveryPoppyCounts

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Last Saturday the Lord-Lieutenant visited Sri Dashmesh Temple. There has been a huge amount of fundraising during lockdown and donations were made to @Bham_Childrens @MAA_Charity and @SWBHnhs. It was lovely to have the opportunity to meet in person!

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During #BlackHistoryMonth we are celebrating those who answered the call to work in the UK. The nurses of the #Windrush Generation are celebrated here where you can find out more:
https://www.blackhistorymonth.org.uk/article/section/the-windrush/called-came-remembering-nurses-windrush-generation/

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We're helping members of the Armed Forces community who are isolated, feeling lonely, facing homelessness, and in financial crisis. This #PoppyAppeal show our Armed Forces community we have their back, just as they've always had ours ➡️ http://rbl.org.uk/poppyappeal #everypoppycounts

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Today The Duke of Cambridge has become Patron of two wildlife conservation charities, @FaunaFloraInt and @_BTO, handed to The Duke by The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

https://www.royal.uk/new-wildlife-conservation-patronages-announced-duke-cambridge

One of the key principles of Sikhism is that of sharing your wealth (vand shako)

Lord Lieutenant for the West Midlands Mr John Crabtree & Council General of India Dr Shashank Vikram handed donations to the NHS, Air Ambulance Service and

@CGI_Bghm

#gurdwara #sangat #donations

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