Croydon North MP Steve Reed and Adele on Queen's birthday honours list

Steve Reed MP and Adele on Queen's birthday honours list

Adele was made an MBE

Steve Reed was made an OBE

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Croydon North MP Steve Reed was among the borough's great and good recognised in the Queen's latest birthday honours list. 

Mr Reed, former deputy chairman of the Local Government Association and chairman of Lambeth Council, was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of his services to local government. 

Singer and songwriter Adele, a former pupil at Chestnut Grove school in Balham and the BRIT School in Croydon, was also recognised in the list, announced on Saturday.

The star - full name Adele Adkins - was made a Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to music, capping a successful 12 months in which she won two Ivor Novello awards, an Academy Award for her theme to Jame Bond film Skyfall and a BRIT award for best single.

She graduated from the Selhurst performing arts school, where Leona Lewis and Jessie J were her classmates, in 2006.

A lollipop lady, a nurse and a counter-terrorism police sergeant were among the Croydon residents to rewarded for their dedicated service.

The local recipients were:

Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Ishika Clarke, of South Norwood. For services to employee engagement and business.

Joan Myers, of South Norwood, a nurse consultant. For services to children and nursing.

George Mills, of South Norwood, a senior policy officer at the Equality and Human Rights Commission. For services to race relations within the criminal justice system.

Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Anthony Dight, of Croydon, a HR business partner at HM Treasury. For public service to the Treasury.

Timothy Hemsley, of South Norwood, a sergeant at Sussex Police. For services to policing and counter-terrorism.

John Mellor, of South Norwood, a service manager at the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service. For services to children, young people and families.

Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM)

June Rixson, of Croydon, a school crossing officer. For services to education and the community in the London Borough of Croydon.

 

 

 

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11:27am Mon 17 Jun 13

Crease2000 says...

I can see that most of the honours listed above are worthy, but I just can't work out the logic in giving an MBE to someone that sings a few songs?
I can see that most of the honours listed above are worthy, but I just can't work out the logic in giving an MBE to someone that sings a few songs? Crease2000
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2:04pm Mon 17 Jun 13

lamb00 says...

Sorry, am I in an alternative universe? Steve Reed, Labour and Co-operative Party MP, gets an OBE for evicting Lambeth council residents and flogging Lambeth council housing to developers?
The Labour and the Co-operative Parties should be ashamed of themselves.
Sorry, am I in an alternative universe? Steve Reed, Labour and Co-operative Party MP, gets an OBE for evicting Lambeth council residents and flogging Lambeth council housing to developers? The Labour and the Co-operative Parties should be ashamed of themselves. lamb00
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9:27pm Mon 17 Jun 13

ANNE GILES says...

Crease2000 wrote:
I can see that most of the honours listed above are worthy, but I just can't work out the logic in giving an MBE to someone that sings a few songs?
She is an extremely talented young lady who writes most of her songs and sings more than just a few.
[quote][p][bold]Crease2000[/bold] wrote: I can see that most of the honours listed above are worthy, but I just can't work out the logic in giving an MBE to someone that sings a few songs?[/p][/quote]She is an extremely talented young lady who writes most of her songs and sings more than just a few. ANNE GILES
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10:09pm Mon 17 Jun 13

Crease2000 says...

ANNE GILES wrote:
Crease2000 wrote:
I can see that most of the honours listed above are worthy, but I just can't work out the logic in giving an MBE to someone that sings a few songs?
She is an extremely talented young lady who writes most of her songs and sings more than just a few.
So what, Anne? She is a singer/songwriter doing her job. Shouldn't all the workers amongst us therefore get an MBE just for doing what we get paid for?
[quote][p][bold]ANNE GILES[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Crease2000[/bold] wrote: I can see that most of the honours listed above are worthy, but I just can't work out the logic in giving an MBE to someone that sings a few songs?[/p][/quote]She is an extremely talented young lady who writes most of her songs and sings more than just a few.[/p][/quote]So what, Anne? She is a singer/songwriter doing her job. Shouldn't all the workers amongst us therefore get an MBE just for doing what we get paid for? Crease2000
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