Published Friday 4 January 2019 at 15:23
The New Year’s Honours have been announced and included recognition for several people from the borough.
Ian Woolley and Susan Scurlock received an MBE, while June Steele and PC Mark Renshaw were awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM).
Mr Woolley is a former chairman of an NHS trust and current chair of Age UK Blackburn with Darwen, as well as serving on other several boards. Ms. Scurlock is chief executive and founder of education provider Primary Engineer.
June Steele was a founder member of Blackburn with Darwen Sports Council and its current treasurer. PC Mark Renshaw, an officer is British Transport Police, was one of the first officers on the scene of the Manchester Arena bombing.
Councillor Mohammed Khan, leader of the Council, said:
I want to congratulate all the people from our area who received awards. I am pleased to see they have been recognised for their long and dedicated service to the community or in PC Renshaw’s case showing immense courage and selflessness in the face of such carnage and horror.
Blackburn with Darwen has some amazing people who serve their community with distinction so it’s great to hear that four people have been recognised. Well done to them all.
You can see the full list of honours here.