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Congratulations to East Lancashire's New Year's Honours recipients


  • Kenrick Spencer, Burnley resident received an MBE for services to the community in Burnley.


  • Susan Johnson, the Chair of Macmillan Cancer Support Hyndburn Fundraising Committee, was awarded an MBE for her work with Macmillan Cancer locally.
  • Philip Vincent-Barwood, the Chairman of the Prospects Foundation, was awarded an MBE for services to the environment and the community in Hyndburn.
  • Jean Spence, a former deputy headteacher from Rishton was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her services to education and her local community.
  • Catherine Hill from Oswaldtwistle who is the deputy principal at Blackburn and Fylde College was awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to further education. Catherine was also previously a teacher at Burnley College, and Accrington and Rossendale College.

Ribble Valley

  • Rose Lancaster has been awarded an MBE.  Rose is a trustee of The Lancaster Foundation, which she co runs with her husband (who was awarded an MBE in 2011).  The Lancaster Foundation, has raised millions of pounds to help disadvantaged and suffering people at home and in Africa.  The couple, who own The Grand Venue in Clitheroe are believed to be the first in the area to both be honoured with an award.


  • Lancashire Police's deputy chief constable Andy Rhodes received the Queen's Police Medal. He joined the service in 1991 and most recently has been the gold commander for the policing response to the floods in the county.