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Five presented with honours by Leicestershire’s Lord-Lieutenant

Five people were presented with awards by the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, after being recognised nationally for their service to their communities.

Lord-Lieutenant Mike Kapur OBE presented a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) and four British Empire Medals (BEM) at the recent ceremony held at Beaumanor Hall, near Loughborough.

Leicester Time: Five presented with honours by Leicestershire's Lord-Lieutenant
Picture: Leicestershire County Council

The MBE was awarded to Kenneth George Pacey for his services to local government. Mr Pacey is both a Charnwood Borough councillor and a Syston Town councillor.

BEM recipients honoured on the day included, Dominique Leonie Claude Allen, for her services to policing. Mrs Allen also undertook the role of Benevolent Fund treasurer for Leicestershire police.

Michael David Gregory was also recognised for his services to health and to the community in the East Midlands. Mr Gregory is also chair of the Patient Participation Group at Charnwood Community Medical Group in Loughborough.

Dr Brian Negus, was presented with his BEM for services to people with visual impairments in Leicestershire, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Finally, Louise Jacqueline Wylie was given the honour for her services to young people in Leicestershire, particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mrs Wylie is also centre manager at Eyres Monsell Club for Young People.

“I am so pleased to recognise five of the best examples of community stalwarts in Leicestershire,” said Mike Kapur OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire.

“It was a real pleasure and privilege for me, in my role as Lord-Lieutenant, to present these honours to each of the deserving individuals.”