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Basil receives High Sheriff’s award

_IGP2304_ProfessorBasilCrowleyProfessor Basil Crowley, Vice-Chairman of Radley Parish Council, received the honour of an award from the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire at a reception at Christchurch College on Monday 29th February. This was in recognition of his services to the community and the University. Basil’s unique contribution locally has been in recording, photographing and driving forward action to safeguard rare natural species in the area. Basil led the successful campaign to Save Radley Lakes against NPower, helping to find a solution to their problem of what to do with the waste ash, and lobbying the Environment Agency in order to bring about changes in European Legislation about the way in which spent fuel ash was treated. He has also made an important contribution over many years to the work of the Parish Council, chairing the finance committee and in general bringing his acute intelligence and meticulous attention to the detail of the Council’s work.

The Office of High Sheriff is the oldest secular office in the country outside the monarchy.  The powers the office enjoyed have largely disappeared and the role (unpaid and voluntary) now involves a mix of ceremonial charitable and community functions.

Further details of the award were reported in the Oxford Mail.

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