Queen invites long-time councillor to Buckingham Palace - The Leamington Observer

Queen invites long-time councillor to Buckingham Palace

Leamington Editorial 19th Feb, 2018   0

THE QUEEN welcomed a long-time Whitnash councillor to Buckingham Palace in a celebration of the Commonwealth.

Parminder Birdi was among people from across the UK – with roots throughout the Commonwealth – who have made a notable contribution to life in their communities.

High Commissioners of Commonwealth countries and foreign secretary Boris Johnson were among others at the reception, which was also attended by Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall.

Coun Birdi is a Warwickshire county Warwick town councillor, and has been actively involved for many years in a number of voluntary and charitable groups.

He is a former Whitnash mayor , founder member of British Asian Business & Professionals association, past chairman of Leamington Chamber of Trade, executive committee member of the Sikh Council UK, trustee of Gursewak Trust, and past trustee of Norton Foundation.

Coun Birdi said: “It was an honour and a privilege to have been invited and I was happy to accept the invitation on behalf of the local councils that I am a member of and various voluntary organisations that I have been lucky to be a part of.

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