New Year’s Honours for West Sussex announced

PEOPLE contributing to the lives of Sussex residents have been honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

John Dixon, former West Sussex County Council executive director of Adults and Children services and deputy chief executive of the council.

John Hamer from Warnham was also awarded an OBE for his work with the Heritage Education Trust. He is trust chairman and has worked there for about 10 years awarding British Heritage Sites for their contribution to education.

Rudgwick resident Robert Napier, the chairman of the Homes and Communities Agency and the Met Office, was made CBE and Gillian Fletcher from Henfield, a tutor for the National Childbirth Trust, was given an MBE for her service to healthcare.

Julia Lever, the founder of the CHASE Hospice Care for Children, which serves families across Sussex and Surrey, was also made an MBE for her services to healthcare.

See a full round up of interviews in next week’s County Times.