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09 June 2018

HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours Announced

Today, 9 June 2018, HM The Queen’s birthday honours are announced with several Cumbrians receiving Honour.

The Honours system recognises people who have made exceptional contributions to public and community life, and are committed to making a difference to those around them.

The Cumbrians include:

Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

Dr Robert Nicolas Gent of Grange-Over-Sands, for services to health protection.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Mrs Annette Heslop of Barrow-in-Furness for services to community energy.

Mrs Lynne Jones of Keswick for services to community flood resilience.

Mr Stephen Lester of Whitehaven for services to education.

Mrs Christine Stanley Shaw of Cockermouth for services to education.

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Mr Robert Sydney Barnes of Carlisle, for services to adoption.

Mr Norman John Wileman of Kendal, for services to the community.

Nominations

Anyone can nominate someone for a UK Honour through the 'open access' system and these are awarded to people from all walks of life.

The final decision as to who receives an honour is first decided by an Honours Committee and their recommendations will then go to the Prime Minister and finally to HM The Queen. On approval - and the process can take up to 18 months - an announcement of recipients will be made in HM The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List and HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June.

Nomination forms and advice on how to complete them are available through the Cumbria County Council website.

Mrs Claire Hensman, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, said:

“I would encourage people to think about someone that they know who always goes the extra mile for others and who has made a special contribution to their community or to their area of work over the years. Anyone can nominate a person for an honour and I am very keen for people who have given exceptional service to the community to receive the recognition they deserve.

"These awards are special and for me they are the highest possible recognition of a job well done.”


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Today, 9 June 2018, HM The Queen’s birthday honours are announced with several Cumbrians receiving Honour.