Residents receive New Year Honours

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A whole host of residents of the Sussex Express patch have been rewarded for their hard work in the Queen’s New Year Honours.

They are among the 1,223 people, including a special section for those involved in the Olympic and Paralympic Games this year, recommended to The Queen for an award.

In all 1,068 candidates were selected at BEM, MBE and OBE level, 286 at BEM, 535 at MBE and 247 at OBE.

More than 70 per cent of the recipients are people who have undertaken outstanding work in their communities either in a voluntary or paid capacity.

Those rewarded locally were:

Order of the British Empire

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire

Councillor Peter Jones, Leader, East Sussex County Council. For services to Local Government in the South East.


Order of the British Empire

Officers of the Order of the British Empire

Robert Crawley, Practice Manager, Metropolitan Police. For services to the Police Occupational Health Services.


Simon Hew Dalrymple Fanshawe, Chair of Council, University of Sussex. For services to Higher Education.


Professor Sandra Thomas, Head of Foresight, Government Office for Science. For services to Government Science Policy.


Order of the British Empire

Members of the Order of the British Empire

Richard Hallett, Campaigner, Maternity Services. For services to Midwifery and Parents.


Donald Albert Mabey. For voluntary service to the Royal Air Forces Association.


Douglas Matthews. Literary Indexer. For services to Literature.


Mrs Shirley Price. For charitable services in East Sussex.


Guy Elliot Woodford. For services to charity and to the community in Willingdon.


Mrs Joan Frances Evans. Founder and Charity Manager, Rotherfield St Martin. For services to the community in Rotherfield.