Thomas Bridge 02 January 2014

New Year’s Honours for local government staff

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Senior council figures, housing leaders and community representatives have received recognition in the New Year’s Honours list.

Kent CC leader, Cllr Paul Carter, became a CBE for services to local government, while Ann Lucas, member of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) safer and stronger communities board, was awarded with an OBE.

Other senior council officials to receive an OBE included leader of Eden DC, Cllr Gordon Nicholson, and deputy chief executive of Manchester City Council, Geoff Little.

In a year in which women made up the majority of the New Year’s Honours list for the first time, Cllr Katherine Cutts, former leader of Nottinghamshire CC, and Marianne Overton, vice-chair of the LGA, both received an MBE.

Family intervention service manager at Plymouth City Council, Tracey Green, and family recovery project manager at Wandsworth LBC, Michelle Harris, received an MBE for services to children and families.

Warwick Hawkins, grade seven in the Faith and Participation Team at the Department for Communities and Local Government, received an MBE for services to interfaith.

Local government secretary, Eric Pickles, said: ‘Congratulations and well done to colleagues in local government, housing, fire and community services on the New Year’s Honours List.

‘It’s testament to their services to the local community that their hard work, dedication and achievements have been recognised in this way.’

Click here for a full list of local government honours.

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