New Year honours for Lincolnshire community workers


Community workers are among those in Lincolnshire to be honoured in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

Hugh Bourn, from Market Rasen, is appointed OBE for charitable services and for services to the community.

MBE appointments have been awarded to Denis Hoyes, Fiona Martin, Brian Taylor and Paul Caswell for their community work.

Harold Barnaby, from Lincoln, has been appointed MBE for services to visually-impaired people.

Earthquake rescue

Also becoming an MBE is Neil Woodmansey, for services to the UK International Search and Rescue.

He has been a member of UK International Search and Rescue (ISAR) since 1995.

In 2000, Mr Woodmansey became a UK ISAR dog handler while carrying out the role of a fire and rescue manager and since 2006 he has been the UK ISAR team manager.

He has contributed to the rescue of many people in earthquakes across the world. Following deployment to the Pakistan earthquakes he and his rescue dog, Holly, were awarded a special award for bravery and dedication to duty.

On becoming an MBE, he said: "I'm very proud. It is an honour for us to go out and assist, but I am part of a large team so I think the award is for the team as opposed to an individual."

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