A mother who's dedicated her life to improving rail safety after her teenage daughter died on a level crossing in Essex has been honoured.
Tina Hughes lost her daughter Olivia Bazlington in 2005 when she and her friend Charlotte Thompson were hit by a train as they walked over the train tracks at Elsenham in Essex. Olivia was 14, Charlotte was 13. Mrs Hughes has been made an MBE for her campaign to improve safety on crossings.
– Tina Hughes
It was such a surprise and such a nice thing for Network Rail to do. I've been bursting to tell them. It's such an honour. It's because I do work with Network Rail to change attitudes and improve safety on level crossings. The change that has come across is phenomenal. And the passion people are showing is lovely.
"It's poignant. None of this would have happened if Olivia would have been alive. I would much rather she was still here but, because I can't change what happened in the past, I was really pleased to work with Network Rail to make these changes. And now it's such a lovely thing that's happening. When we go to receive the honour, my other daughter, Stevie, will be coming with me."
The rest of the Queen's Birthday Honours for Hertfordshire are listed below.
Professor David Royden FISH. Managing Director, UniversityCollege London Partners, Academic Health Science Partnership. For servicesto the NHS. (Hertfordshire)
Alastair David LUKIES Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Monitise. For services to Mobile Banking andcharity. (Buntingford, Hertfordshire)
Stephen Phillip MCGILL Group President, Aon and FoundingTrustee, Find a Better Way. For servicesto the Insurance Industry and voluntary Humanitarian services. (Hertfordshire)
Simon James Alexander TOOLE Head of Exploration, Licensingand Development, Department of Energy and Climate Change. For services to Oiland Gas and Energy Infrastructure Development. (Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire)
Raymond ANDERSON Chair, Stakeholder Working Group on UnrecordedRights of Way, Natural England. For services to Public Access. (St Albans,Hertfordshire)
Susan Jennifer HATTERSLEY Team Leader, Food StandardsAgency. For services to the Improvement and Development of UK Food Allergy Policy andResearch. (Hertford Heath, Hertfordshire)
Michael Redmond HEYLIN Lately Chair, Angling Trust. Forservices to Angling. (Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire)
Sarah Jane PICKUP Lately Director of Social Services, HertfordshireCounty Council. For services to SocialCare. (Hertfordshire)
Hilary Frances RATCLIFFE. For services to Promoting GenderEquality Overseas. (Harpenden, Hertfordshire)
Kelly Ann ALLEYNE Child Protection Officer, Child Exploitationand Online Protection. For services to Child Protection. (Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire)
Michael James George BARTLET Lately Parliamentary LiaisonSecretary, Society of Friends in Britain. For services to Equality and Social Justice. (St Albans, Hertfordshire)
John Bruce GLOVER Head of Humanities and Duke of Edinburgh Co-ordinator,Knights Templar School, Baldock, Hertfordshire. For services to Education.(Baldock, Hertfordshire)
George Percival HARRISON For services to Athletics. (Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire)
Christina INESON. (Tina Hughes) For services to Railway Safety. (Watford, Hertfordshire)
Dr Dennis Aubrey LEWIS For services to the community inWelwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. (Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire)
Ms Susan MIDDLETON Vice-President, Corporate and UK GovernmentRelations, GlaxoSmithKline. For servicesto the Pharmaceutical Industry.(Hertfordshire)
Thomas William MORKILL School Governor, Dame Alice Owen's School,Potters Bar. For services to Education. (Hertfordshire)
Ruth MYERS For services to Improving Telecommunications Access for Deaf People.(Chorleywood, Hertfordshire)
Julie NEWLAN Pro Vice-Chancellor of Enterprise, Universityof Hertfordshire. For services to Higher Education.(Harpenden, Hertfordshire)
(Kay) Kathleen Jane SAUNDERS. Senior Teaching Assistant, OurLady Catholic Primary School, Hitchin. For services to Education. (Hitchin, Hertfordshire)
Fauziah, SCARISBRICK Head of the Department of Mathematics, QueenElizabeth’s School, Barnet. For services to Education. (Potters Bar,Hertfordshire)
Dr Andrew John VALLANCE-OWEN Chairman, Patient ReportedOutcomes Stakeholder Reference Group, Department of Health. For services to Healthcare.
Barry Harvey WELCK Founder and Chairman, Langdon Foundation. For services to Education and Learning for DisabledPeople.(Radlett, Hertfordshire).**
****BRITISH EMPIRE MEDAL
Jennifer Mary COBB For services to the community in Benington, Hertfordshire. (Stevenage, Hertfordshire)
Pamela Winifred EDWARDS For voluntary service to the Arts in Barnet, North London. (Hertfordshire)
Dr Gillian Carol GEAR For services to History in the London Borough of Barnet and Hertfordshire. (Hertfordshire)
Elizabeth MOORE For services to the community in Thriplow, Hertfordshire. (Royston, Hertfordshire)
Derek Henry PHILLIPS Volunteer, Finchley, Friern Barnet and Whetstone,NSPCC. For services to Vulnerable Children. (Potters Bar, Hertfordshire)
David Monty RICHMOND For services to the Confederation of Passenger Transport UK and to charity in Royston, Hertfordshire. (Royston, Hertfordshire)