Essex

Queen's Birthday Honours go to lollipop lady and scout leader

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Image caption Dawn Barnard founded the Chelmsford Ladies FC and the Essex County Women's Football League

A champion of women's football for more than 25 years has been appointed an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Dawn Barnard set up Chelmsford Ladies FC and was also behind the formation of Essex County Women's Football League.

To the north of the county, Angela Gamble, 74, of West Mersea, is awarded the British Empire Medal for services to scouting and community.

For more than 30 years, Mrs Gamble has run the local scout and cub group on the island.

Also awarded the BEM is Colchester lollipop lady Janet Felton, for services to road safety and to the community.

Image caption BAE Systems chairman Richard Olver, of Danbury, is made a Knight Bachelor

Services to business are recognised in this year's Honours with Danbury-based Richard Olver, chairman of BAE Systems, being awarded a knighthood and Dr John Andrew Spence, OBE, DL. the chairman of South East Local Enterprise Partnership getting a CBE.

OBEs have been awarded to social entrepreneur Steven Edwards, for services to philanthropy and higher education, and Janet Hodges, of Westcliff-on-Sea, who is the chief executive at The Edge Foundation, for services to further and higher education.

Others to have been appointed MBEs include Colchester's John Burton (for services to the conservation of historic architecture), Harwich's Captain Roderick Willis Shaw (services to maritime safety) and Janet Vaughan, the head teacher at Canvey Junior School, Essex.

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