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17 June 2017

Queen's Birthday Honours announced

Today, 17 June 2017 as the Queen’s Birthday Honours are published, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman, is encouraging local Cumbrians to consider nominating more people from across the county.

The Honours system recognises people who have made an exceptional contribution and real difference in their communities. The awards are made twice a year: in January this year when several Cumbrians received Honours and now in June to celebrate the Queen’s Official Birthday. The following names are in the new list:

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Professor Susan Mary Braye from Sedbergh, for services to vulnerable people

Ms Dorothy Anne Gradden from Beckermet, for services to the nuclear industry

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Mrs Doreen Anne Hall from Coniston, for services to the community in the Lake District

Dr Sean Terence Hudson from Caldbeck, for services to providing medical aid and education

Mr Brian Allen Spencer from Keswick, for services to Mountain Rescue in Cumbria

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

Ms Patricia Hall from Workington, for services to the community

Mr Brian Edward Murphy from Brampton for services to policing

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 here - http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/council-democracy/councillors-democracy-elections/lordlieutenant/nominations.asp

Claire Hensman, Lord-Lieutenant for 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; they are the highest possible recognition of a job well done.”

 

 

Nomination forms and advice on how to complete them are available through the Cumbria County Council website here - http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/council-democracy/councillors-democracy-elections/lordlieutenant/nominations.asp

For further information, contact Suzannah Walker, Lieutenancy Officer, 01228 221722, Suzannah.brooks@cumbria.gov.uk

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Today, 17 June 2017 as the Queen’s Birthday Honours are published, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman, is encouraging local Cumbrians to consider nominating more people from across the county.