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New Year's Honours 2013

Local Government Minister Baroness Hanham congratulates all those recognised in the New Year Honours.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

CBE with military ribbon

Congratulations to all those working in the local government, housing, fire and voluntary and community sector who have been recognised in the New Year Honours list which acknowledges their extraordinary contribution to society.

Local Government Minister Baroness Hanham said:

I am delighted to see colleagues in local government being honoured. It’s testament to their services to the local community that their hard work, dedication and achievements have been recognised in this way. Many congratulations.

Local government

Those who have received honours for services to the local government sector:

  • Peter Jones, Leader of East Sussex County Council receives a CBE for services to local government in the South East
  • Caroline Tapster, lately Chief Executive of Hertfordshire County Council receives a CBE for services to local government
  • Ian Greenwood, lately Leader of Bradford City Council receives an OBE for services to local government
  • Roger Kelly, lately Chief Executive of Gateshead Council receives an OBE for services to local government and the community in Gateshead and the North East
  • Sharon Taylor, Leader of Stevenage Borough Council and Deputy Chair of the Local Government Association receives an OBE for services to local government
  • Jane Todd, Chief Executive of Nottingham City Council receives an OBE for services to local government in Nottingham
  • Clare Whelan, Member, London Borough of Lambeth receives an OBE for services to local government in London
  • Brian Beale, Councillor in Southminster receives an MBE for services to local government in Essex
  • Linda Green, Member, Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council receives an MBE for services to the community in Tyne & Wear
  • Raymond Puddifoot, Leader of Hillingdon Council receives an MBE for services to the community in Hillingdon, Middlesex
  • Katherine Gilcreest, Anti-Social Behaviour Manager, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham receives a BEM for services to the community in East London

Housing

Those who have received honours for services to the housing sector:

  • Anthony Pidgeley, Chairman of the Berkeley Group receives a CBE for services to the housing sector and the community
  • Peter Ruback, Deputy Director, Housing Revenue Account and Decent Homes Programe, Department for Communities and Local Government receives a CBE
  • Sue Chalkley, Chief Executive of the Hastoe Housing Association receives an OBE for services to housing and tenants
  • Paul Downie, Deputy Director, Affordable Housing Management and Standards, Department for Communities and Local Government receives an OBE

Fire and rescue

Those who have received honours for services to the fire and rescue sector:

  • David Beardsall, Retained Watch Manager in Charge, Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Fire and Rescue Authority receives an MBE
  • Michael Mottram, Equipment Officer, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service receives an MBE
  • Richard Stanton, firefighter in West Midlands Fire and Rescue Service receives an MBE
  • Neil Cole, Retained Firefighter, Isle of Wight receives a BEM for services to the communities of Shanklin and the Isle of Wight
  • Christopher Boulton, Senior Adviser to the Chief Fire and Rescue Adviser, Department for Communities and Local Government receives a QFSM
  • Glynis Lomax, Head of the Operational Intelligence Unit receives a QFSM
  • Gary Reason, Director of Operational Resilience and Training for services to the Olympics receives a QFSM
  • Colin Rockey, Group Manager, Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service receives a QFSM

Voluntary and community sector

Those who have received honours for services to the voluntary and community sector:

  • Herschel Gluck, founder of the Muslim Jewish Forum receives an OBE for services to interfaith understanding
  • Denys Shortt, founder of DCS Europe PLC and Chair, Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership receives an OBE for services to the economy in the West Midlands
  • Ruth Abrahams receives an MBE for services to the voluntary and community sector in Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Margaret Barker, founder of the Dorset Poverty Action Group receives an MBE for services to homeless and underprivileged people in Dorchester
  • Valerie Barker receives an MBE for services to the community of the Mixenden Social Housing Estate, Halifax
  • David Blower receives an MBE for services to tenant engagement in Fleetwood
  • Anita Halliday, Chief Executive of St Pauls Community Development Trust receives an MBE for services to the community in Balsall Heath, Birmingham
  • Carol Ann Highton, founder of the Brian Shields Trust receives an MBE for services to personal finance and community support
  • Mary Jones receives an MBE for services to tenants and the community in Saffron and Neston, Leicester
  • Peter McNestry, Chair of the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, Waith upon Dearne, Rotherham, receives an MBE for services to coalfield communities
  • Aggarwal-Singh Neelam receives an MBE for services to community cohesion, health and welfare through the Indian Hindu Welfare Organisation
  • Gerry Proctor receives an MBE for services to the community in Liverpool
  • Emdadur Rahman, journalist and community volunteer, receives an MBE for services to the community in Tower Hamlets and to the Bangladeshi Media
  • Freda Sheehy receives an MBE for services to the community in Norwich
  • Valerie Ahern, Chair of the Templar’s Estate Residents Association receives a BEM for services to tenant empowerment in Witham
  • Eileen Alldritt receives a BEM for services to tenant empowerment and the community in Liverpool
  • Christine Allen, Chief Executive of the Forum Housing Association receives a BEM for services to the community in Merseyside
  • Rose Cooke-Coton receives a BEM for services to the community in Masefield, Birmingham
  • Heather Didwell, volunteer at Catton Grove Community Association receives a BEM for services to the community in Norwich
  • John Filby receives a BEM for services to the community in Abridge, Essex
  • Muriel Healey, board member, Havebury Housing Partnership receives a BEM for services to Tenants in Suffolk
  • David Highton receives a BEM for services to the community in West Ealing, London
  • Asim Iftikhar receives a BEM for services to the community in Poplar
  • Betty Koppa receives a BEM for services to the community and residents of North Curry, Taunton
  • Shaun Lansfield receives a BEM for services to tenant engagement and to the community in Edmonton
  • Jacqueline McGrew, Chair of the Whitebirk Tenants and Residents Association receives a BEM for services to the community in Blackburn, Lancashire
  • Matthew Milnes, founder of the Scholemoor Community Association receives a BEM for services to the community in Bradford
  • Riaz Ravat, Development Manager, St Philip’s Centre, Leicester receives a BEM for services to inter-faith understanding in Leicester
  • Freda Smith receives a BEM for services to the community in Leyland, Lancashire
Published 29 December 2012