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NALC congratulates New Year’s Honours 2016

NALC congratulates New Year’s Honours 2016

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) would like to congratulate individuals from the local (parish and town) councils sector on being recognised in the New Year’s Honours list.

Cllr Ken Browse, chairman of NALC, said: “Congratulations to everyone from the local councils sector who has received an award in the New Year’s Honours list. It is brilliant that these people have been acknowledged in this way for their outstanding contribution, impact on public service and dedication to local communities.”


Member of the British Empire (MBE):

  • Ian Michael Ashbolt. For services to the community in Cheshire and Staffordshire. (Betley, Staffordshire) [Staffordshire county association]
  • John Nelson. Leader, Belper Town Council. For services to the community. (Belper, Derbyshire)
  • Christina Ruth O’Keeffe. For services to the community in Lewes, East Sussex. [Lewes Town Council]

British Empire Medal (BEM):

  • Joan Margaret Buller. For services to the community in Staplehurst, Kent. (Tonbridge, Kent) [Staplehurst Parish Council]
  • Patricia Anne Campbell. Civic officer, Banbury Town council. For services to local government. (Oxfordshire)
  • Peter Cyril Goulding. Clerk, Carlton-in-Lindrick Parish Council. For services to the community in Nottinghamshire. (Nottinghamshire)
  • Cllr William Hill. For services to the community and charity in Horden Co Durham. [Horden Parish Council]
  • Vanessa Ann Jones. Chair, Bredhurst parish council, and Chair, Bredhurst Woodland Action Group. For voluntary service to Woodland Management and the community in Kent. (Kent)
  • Kenneth Charles Monk. For services to the community in Ardingly, West Sussex. [Ardingly Parish Council]
  • Anthony Myers. Mayor, Midsomer Norton. For services to the community. (Midsomer Norton, Somerset) [Midsoner Norton Town Council]
  • Alan Henry George Rowe. For services to the community in Cobham, Kent, through the Parish Council. (Gravesend, Kent) [Cobham Parish Council chairman until last May]
  • Linda Margaret Smith. Parish and district councillor, Chalfont St Peter. For services to local government and the community. (Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire)
  • Angela Margaret Forder-Stent. For services to the community in Twyford, Hampshire. (Winchester, Hampshire) [Twyford Parish Council]

See the full list of honours

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