District Council Chairman Honours Community Champions

6 February 2019

Mid Sussex District Council Chairman, Councillor Bruce Forbes welcomed  two exceptional local residents to a special coffee morning on Tuesday 29 January.

In the Queen’s New Year Honours, Paul Jackson, (Chief Executive of Into Film) was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for his services to Film and the Arts. Into Film is a charitable organisation delivering a UK-wide film education programme that engages with over 12,000 schools and youth organisations, and one million children and young people aged 5-19.

The Chairman, along with the Vice-Chairman Cllr Colin Trumble met with Paul in order to show his appreciation for everything he has done.

Mid Sussex District Council Chairman, Councillor Bruce Forbes said:
“It was a pleasure to welcome Paul to the Council and have the opportunity to personally thank him for his work in cultural education which benefits children and young people across the country.”

Another local resident Nicholas Coombe, (Principal Management Technical Adviser, London Fire Brigade) was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Fire Safety.

Councillor Forbes added, “They both deserve a great deal of credit for being such positive role models and I am proud to see them getting the recognition they deserve. I hope they thoroughly enjoy the investiture ceremony later this year.

“We are very fortunate to have such dedicated people living in Mid Sussex who work so hard to make our communities stronger.”

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