As the Queens’s Birthday Honours are announced, Trafford residents are being encouraged to nominate people they think deserve an award from Her Majesty.
Anyone is eligible for recognition as long as they have made a contribution to their local community or wider society. People receive honours for achievements such as long term voluntary work, improving life for people less able, innovation and entrepreneurship; displaying moral courage; improving the reputation of their area.
Twice a year, The Queen’s Official Birthday and on New Year’s Day, lists of those set to receive honours are published by the Government. The most common award is the Order of the British Empire, with awards including BEM, MBE, OBE and CBE.
People associated with Trafford who were recognised in the 2017 New Year’s Honours list included Mark Riddell MBE, for services to children; Jon-Allan Butterworth MBE, for services to cycling and Ian Hamilton Munro OBE, for services to Housing and most recently in the Queen’s Birthday Honors, for services to children and families Jean Davenport and Edward Davenport, who are foster carers for Trafford Council were awarded an MBE.
Mayor of Trafford Councillor Jonathan Coupe, said: “We all know someone who deserves recognition, whether they are connected with local services, volunteering, health, sport, education and so on. It is such a joy to be able to nominate that person who you know is worthy of receiving an award from The Queen. The website has all the information and explains everything clearly. Come on, let’s get nominating and let’s get more honours for the people of Trafford.”
Anyone can nominate deserving people and the process is straightforward. The necessary forms and advice are found at this website www.gov.uk.honours
Posted on Monday 26th June 2017