Five people nationally recognised for their service to their communities have been presented with their awards by the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire at a ceremony at Beaumanor Hall near Loughborough.
Lord-Lieutenant Mike Kapur OBE presented a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) and four British Empire Medals (BEM) at the recent ceremony.
The MBE was awarded to Kenneth George Pacey for services to local government. Mr Pacey is both a Charnwood Borough councillor and a Syston Town councillor.
The BEM recipients were:
- Dominique Leonie Claude Allen, for services to policing. Mrs Allen also undertook the role of Benevolent Fund treasurer for Leicestershire police.
- Michael David Gregory, for services to health and to the community in the East Midlands. Mr Gregory is also chair of the Patient Participation Group at Charnwood Community Medical Group in Loughborough.
- Dr Brian Negus, for services to people with visual impairments in Leicestershire, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Louise Jacqueline Wylie, for services to young people in Leicestershire, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mrs Wylie is also centre manager at Eyres Monsell Club for Young People.
I am so pleased to recognise five of the best examples of community stalwarts in Leicestershire. It was a real pleasure and privilege for me, in my role as Lord-Lieutenant, to present these honours to each of the deserving individuals. Person:Mike Kapur OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire