The New Year Honours List 2012 has been announced with acknowledgement for many people in the Harrogate region.
Order of the British Empire have been awarded to:-
Mrs Mary Webster – For services to Music and Education in Kirkby Overblow and Harrogate.
Stephen Peter HATCHER – Deputy Head, St Aidan’s C of E High School, Harrogate. For services to Education.
Mrs Jacqueline Ann GANT – For services to the community in Bishop Thornton and Warsill.
Mrs Shelagh MORRIS – Allied Health Professions Officer and Occupational Therapist, Department of Health.
Mrs Valerie NIXON – For services to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
John Peter COULSON – Prison Officer, HM Young Offenders’ Institution Wetherby, Ministry of Justice.
CBEs have also been awarded to Ronnie Corbett, actress Helena Bonham-Carter and the author and broadcaster Clive James.
OBEs go to Dennis ‘Dickie’ Bird, the retired cricket umpire, for services to sport and charity, to Alex Crawford, for journalism, particularly for her live coverage of conflict in Libya and TV presenter Lorraine Kelly for services to charity and the Armed Forces.
MBEs go to radio presenter David Rodigan and to the actor David Harewood.
Nigel Mansell, the former Formula 1 champion, is awarded a CBE for his work with children and young people as president of the charity UK Youth
John Armitt, who now chairs the Olympic Delivery Authority, is knighted and Howard Shiplee – who oversaw the Olympic construction project is made a CBE.