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New Year Honours in Norfolk

New Year Honours in Norfolk. Photo: ITV News Anglia

A harbour master, a special police inspector and the Chief Executive of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce are among the people in Norfolk with awards in the Queen's New Year's Day


  • Richard Guy For services to Justice, Mental Health Support and the community in Cambridgeshire. (Downham Market, Norfolk)
The Chief Executive of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce Caroline Williams has been awarded an MBE. Credit: Norfolk Chamber of Commerce


  • Nigel Bumphrey For services to the Church in Norfolk. (Norfolk)
  • Shaun Edwards Cutter Commander, Maritime Command, Border Force. For services to Law Enforcement and Humanitarian services in the Mediterranean. (Fakenham, Norfolk)
  • Raymond Lumley Special Chief Inspector, Norfolk Constabulary. For services to Policing. (Norwich, Norfolk)
  • Mary Scales Higher Executive Officer, DWP Operations, Department for Work and Pensions. For services to Social Justice. (Dereham, Norfolk)
  • Robert Smith Harbour Master, Port of Wells. For services to the community in Wells-Next-The-Sea. (Wells-Next-The-Sea, Norfolk)
  • Mike Smith-Clare For services to the Education of Vulnerable and Disadvantaged People in Norfolk through the Blue Cat Initiative. (Great Yarmouth, Norfolk)
  • Caroline Williams Chief Executive, Norfolk Chamber of Commerce. For services to the Norfolk Business Community. (Norwich, Norfolk)

The Harbour Master at Wells-Next-The-Sea Robert Smith has been awarded an MBE

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  • Patrick Allen For services to the community in Langham, Norfolk. (Holt, Norfolk)
  • Heather Edwards For services to People with Dementia in Norwich, Norfolk. (Norwich, Norfolk)
  • Michael Fillenham Founder and Chairman, Western Area Clerks Association. For services to Education. (Dereham, Norfolk)

"Heather Edwards (63) has been active in the foundation of a singing group for all ages living with dementia to provide a therapeutic benefits in stimulating memories and emotions, which could otherwise be lost.

"Her group Come Singing currently offers 24 singing sessions regularly each month, involving some 100 people.

"These sessions are carefully crafted sessions that include the pleasure of singing and therapeutic stimulation. For their carers it provides an opportunity not only to experience the fellowship of the groups, but to see the person they love as they remember them."


"A true pioneer, Michael Fillenham set up the Western Area Clerks Association (WACA) so that clerks would benefit from having a forum to discuss clerking issues and share best practice, and to offer support and training.

"He was elected chair at the first meeting and has remained in that post for 26 years during which time he has overseen the support given to hundreds of clerks.

"In 2012 he featured in the National Governors Network awards in recognition of his setting up and running a support group for clerks."


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