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6th Jul, 2022

South Warwickshire residents honoured by The Queen

FOUR south Warwickshire residents received awards in The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022.

The accolades – which included a Knighthood, two Orders of the British Empire (OBE) and a Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) – were awarded for a variety of activities with the common theme all went ‘above and beyond’ to change the world around them for the better.

The four Warwickshire recipients were:

* Jeremy Paul Wright MP – from Warwick district – Member of Parliament for Kenilworth and Southam, received a Knighthood for his political and public service.

* His Honour Anthony Simon Lissant Cleary – from Warwick district – Founding Editor of The Family Court Practice, received an OBE for services to the family justice system.

* Frank Thomas Collins – from Stratford district – Chairman of The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, received an OBE for services to the NHS.

* Catherine Thomas – from Warwick district – Teacher at Sidney Stringer Academy in Coventry, received an MBE for services to education and to the community in Coventry.

The Queen’s Birthday Honours mark the contributions and service of people from across the UK. They recognise people who have made achievements in public life, committed themselves to serving and helping the UK, and who make life better for others by being outstanding at what they do. The lists of who has received honours are published each year on New Year’s Day and on the Queen’s official birthday in June.

Tim Cox, Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, The Queen’s representative in the county, said: “It is wonderful to see people from across the county being acknowledged in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

“We have extraordinary people in Warwickshire who quietly make a big difference to the lives of others, and I am really pleased that their hard work and contributions to society have been recognised in this way.”

Warwickshire County Council leader Izzi Seccombe added her congratulations.

“I am delighted to see what Warwickshire residents have achieved to be awarded in The Queen’s Birthday Honours list this year. The Honours recognise the very best qualities in people, and it is brilliant to see our county’s residents highlighted here for exceeding all expectations in order to support their local communities across Coventry and Warwickshire.”

To view the full list of The Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022, visit the GOV.UK website.

To find out more about how to nominate someone for an honour or award visit www.gov.uk/honours

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