A number of people across Cumbria and the south of Scotland have made the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours list, receiving a British Empire Medal.
The following people from the region were chosen:
- Professor Susan Mary Braye - from Sedbergh -for services to vulnerable people
- Ms Dorothy Anne Gradden - from Beckermet - for services to the nuclear industry
- Mrs Doreen Anne Hall - from Coniston - for services to the community in the Lake District
- Dr Sean Terence Hudson - from Caldbeck - for services to providing medical aid and education
- Mr Brian Allen Spencer - from Keswick - for services to Mountain Rescue in Cumbria
- Ms Patricia Hall - from Workington - for services to the community
- Mr Brian Edward Murphy - from Brampton - for services to policing
Special Constable Brian Murphy has served as a Police Constable for 32 years with Cumbria Constabulary, and on retirement volunteered to become a Special Constable to continue policing in the rural community for a further five years to date. During that time he worked 353 duties volunteering over 2,600 hours within north Cumbria.
Anyone can dominate someone for a UK honour through the 'open access' system, for people from all walks of life.
The final decision as to who receives an honour is first decided by an Honours Committee. Their recommendations will then go to the Prime Minister and finally to HM The Queen.
On approval an announcement of recipients will be made in HM The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List and HM The Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June. The process can take up to 18 months.
Nomination forms and advice on how to complete the, are available on the council website.