Today, Saturday 29 December 2018, HM Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, Mrs Claire Hensman, has announced several Cumbrian people who will be receiving a UK Honour in 2019, and is also encouraging local residents to consider nominating more people from across the county.
The Honours system recognises people who have made achievements in public and community life, and are committed to making a difference to those around them.
Several Cumbrian people have already been confirmed to receive a UK Honour in 2019:
Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mr Christopher John Armstrong of Wigton, for services to the Criminal Justice System and the local community.
Mr Norman Clarkson of Calderbridge, near Seascale, for services to the community in West Cumbria.
Mr John Milburn Holmes of Kendal, for services to the community in South Lakeland.
Mr Brian Roy Hough of Carlisle, for services to the local community and to Diabetes UK.
Miss Victoria Helena Stanger of East Curthwaite, near Wigton, for services to International Development.
Mr Duncan Edward Worsell of Beckermet, for services to the Civil Nuclear Industry.
Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)
Mrs Kathleen Mary Dawson of Penton, near Carlisle, for services to nursing.
Mr David William Taylor of Carnforth, for voluntary service to First Aid and Red Cross fundraising.
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 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 and for me they are the highest possible recognition of a job well done.”