Vale residents handed MBEs in New Year's Honours - The Evesham Observer

Vale residents handed MBEs in New Year's Honours

Evesham Editorial 31st Dec, 2016   0

EVESHAM residents are among those who feature in the New Year’s Honours list to mark the end of 2016.

A total of 1,197 people are on the list, which was revealed on Friday (December 30), with almost three quarters of them earning recognition for work in their local community.

Jackie Banks, a manager for the Environment Agency has been honoured with an MBE for her services to communities and flood risk management.

Meanwhile, Evesham’s Diane Bennett has also picked up an MBE in recognition for her work with young people in the town.

Among those awarded honours this year were Olympic stars Andy Murray, Mo Farah who receive knighthoods and Jessica Ennis-Hill who becomes a dame.

A host of Paralympians also receive honours, including 11-times gold medallist dressage rider Lee Pearson who receives a knighthood.

Former Kinks frontman Ray Davies and opera singer Bryn Terfel receive knighthoods while actors Mark Rylance and Patricia Routledge have also been honoured with a knighthood and a damehood respectively.

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