A full list of those included in the New Year's Honours List is available on a link at the end of this blog but here follows a list of those honoured from East Sussex. I would like to offer particular congratulations to three local people that have the pleasure of knowing:
Cllr Peter Jones who has been made a CBE who as Leader of Conservative controlled East Sussex County Council since 2001, has made a huge contribution to local Government in the south east and who will leave a legacy that will be hard to rival when he retires at the forthcoming elections in May.
Guy Woodford who I had the pleasure of serving alongside on Willingdon & Jevington Parish Council between 1999 and 2003. Guy set an example to me as a young Councillor elected for the first time and demonstrated great passion for the area he lived in and served and was instrumental in the 'Willingdon in Bloom' competition which still adds colour to this village every year.
Spencer Freeman who has been 'instrumental' in music in Eastbourne for many years through his association with East Sussex Schools and the Central Methodist Church.
The East Sussex Honours are as follows:
Councillor Peter Jones CBE. Leader, East Sussex County Council. For services to Local Government in the South East.
Christine Forster CBE. Operations director, Child Support Agency, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to the Transformation of the Child Support System. (Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex)
Ms Diane Robertson Martin CBE. Formerly director, Trust, Lambeth. For services to Vulnerable Women. (Brighton, East Sussex)
Robert Crawley OBE. Head of Health and wellbeing, Metropolitan Police. For services to the Police Occupational Health Services. (Pevensey, East Sussex)
Professor Sandra Thomas OBE. Head of Foresight, Government Office for Science. For services to Government Science Policy. (Polegate, East Sussex)
Guy Elliot Woodford MBE. For services to charity and to the community in Willingdon East Sussex. (Eastbourne, East Sussex)
Spencer William Freeman MBE. For services to Music and the Arts in Eastbourne East Sussex. (Eastbourne, East Sussex)
Richard Hallett MBE. Campaigner, Maternity Services. For services to Midwifery and Parents. (Crowborough, East Sussex)
Martin Hovenden MBE. Special Constable, Sussex Police. For services to Policing. (St Leonard's on Sea, East Sussex)
Mrs Josephine Clare Kirkham MBE. For services to the community in Rye, East Sussex. (Rye, East Sussex)
Mrs Sally Margaret Lee MBE. Founder, Sara Lee Charitable Trust. For services to the community in Hastings, Rother and Rye. (St Leonard's on Sea, East Sussex)
Donald Albert Mabey MBE. For voluntary service to the Royal Air Forces Association. (Seaford, East Sussex)
Douglas Matthews MBE. Literary Indexer. For services to Literature. (Lewes, East Sussex)
Mrs Shirley Price MBE. For charitable services in East Sussex. (Hailsham, East Sussex)
Victor George Truluck MBE. For charitable services in Hastings East Sussex. (Hastings, East Sussex)
The full honours list is available here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/honours-list/9768920/New-Year-Honours-2013-full-list-of-recipients.html