Who made the New Year Honours list in north Essex?

Beryl Jonsen from Colchester has been awarded a BEM

Beryl Jonsen, who teaches in Colchester, has been awarded a BEM - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Essex community champions have been rewarded for their efforts in the New Year Honours for 2021 - but who made the list?

Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

  • Barry Maurice William Hearn. For services to sport (Chelmsford)
  • David Michael Smith, deputy managing director, Parliamentary Digital Service. For services to Parliament, particularly during the Covid-19 response (Saffron Walden)

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

  • Pauline Evans, senior manager, National Crime Agency. For services to law enforcement (Chelmsford)
  • Dr June Patricia Freeman, founder member of Colchester Refuge. For services to the Women's Refuge Movement in Colchester
  • James Peter Greaves, for services to football (Little Baddow)
  • Raymond Alfred Stradling Marsh. For voluntary service to wildlife and conservation on Skippers Island, Essex (Walton-on-the-Naze)
  • John Romain, co-founder, the NHS Spitfire Project.  For services to charity and to aircraft restoration, particularly during the Covid-19 response (Saffron Walden)
  • Amanda Romain, co-founder, the NHS Spitfire Project. For services to charity and to aircraft restoration, particularly during the Covid-19 response (Saffron Walden)
  • Dr Asha Thomson, speciality dentist in oral and maxillofacial surgery, senior clinical leadership fellow East Anglia NHS England and senior clinical teacher in oral surgery, Kings College Hospital London. For services to the NHS, particularly during the Covid-19 response (Chelmsford)

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British Empire Medal (BEM)

  • Jennifer Brouard, citizens in policing manager, Essex Police. For services to policing and to the voluntary sector (Frinton-on-Sea)
  • Martin Cable, watch manager, Essex Fire and Rescue Service. For services to the community in Maldon
  • Anne Claydon, ward manager, Barts Health NHS Trust. For services to nursing during Covid-19 (Colchester)
  • Beryl Ann Wilson Jonsen, teacher, Holy Trinity Primary School. For services to education in Essex. (Colchester)
  • Richard Saunders. For services to disability golf (Manningtree)
  • Pamela Susan Swaby. For services to the community in Chelmsford
  • Matthew Peter Swan. For voluntary service to charitable organisations (Colchester)

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