Queen's Birthday Honours recipients thanked by council chairman

Two exceptional local residents were thanked for their outstanding contributions to the community.

Monday, 15th August 2016, 6:18 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:20 am
From left: Peter Chisholm MBE, Cllr Bruce Forbes MSDC Vice Chairman, Cllr Peter Reed MSDC Chairman, and Melvin Phillips BEM

Peter Chisholm and Melvin Phillips, who were both included in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List, were thanked by Mid Sussex District Council Chairman, Peter Reed.

Mr Reed invited them to join him and Vice Chairman Councillor Bruce Forbes for morning coffee, so that he could show his appreciation for everything they have done for the community.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours Peter Chisholm, who is the Deputy Head teacher at Warden Park School in Cuckfield was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to education, charity fundraising and sport for young people.

Melvin Phillips became a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) for services to the community in East Grinstead.

Mr Reed said: “People often say ‘it’s the people that make the place’ and it’s the wonderful people of Mid Sussex who make this such a special place to live. We are so fortunate to have people living here who are willing to put the welfare of others before their own and who work hard to make our communities stronger.

“I always have a sense of pride when I see people from Mid Sussex named on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List and I’m delighted when they get the recognition they deserve.

“It was a pleasure to welcome Peter and Melvin to the Council recently so I could thank them and find out more about the great work they are doing in the community. They deserve a great deal of credit and I’m thankful that I was able to show my appreciation personally for everything they’ve done for our district.”

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