The county branch of a charity devoted to protecting and enhancing the countryside has appointed its new president.
Lord Lieutenant of Rutland Dr Laurence Howard has taken on the role for the Rutland Branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England. Former president Sir Jock Kennedy died at the age of 85 in November.
Chairman Patsy Clifton said: “We are very pleased to have Laurence join us. Sadly Sir Jock Kennedy passed away in November after many years assisting the branch in Rutland and we feel extremely lucky to have found such an excellent successor.”
The Rutland committee also welcomed Barbara Keene of Teigh as vice president.
Mrs Clifton added: “Every effort needs to be made to protect and preserve our beautiful county for the use and enjoyment of future generations.”
Our picture shows from left, retired chairman Julian Lessey, vice president Barbara Teigh, chairman Patsy Clifton and president Dr Laurence Howard.