Foster carer Harriet Foges becomes MBE in Honours list

Penelope Keith
Image caption Penelope Keith played Margot Leadbetter in The Good Life

A woman who has fostered dozens of children and a special needs teacher are among people in Surrey recognised in the New Year Honours list.

Harriet Foges, 69, from Guildford is appointed MBE for her work with children and families.

She has also worked as a voluntary child protection officer for her church and on Wandsworth adoption panel.

Ann Green, 60, from Redhill, who works at Croydon Speech and Language Centre, is also made an MBE.

She has been a teacher for 38 years.

Heading the honours list in the county is Milford actress Penelope Keith, who becomes a dame.

Dame Penelope, 73, became a household name in the 1970s playing Margot Leadbetter in The Good Life and later Lady Audrey fforbes-Hamilton in To The Manor Born,

Over Christmas she played Mr Darcy's aunt, Lady Catherine de Bourgh, in the BBC adaptation of PD James's Pride and Prejudice follow-up, Death Comes to Pemberley.

Peaslake businessman Richard Eyre, who has been chairman of Capital Radio and ITV and now holds a number of non-executive directorships, is appointed CBE.

Edward Sweeney, chairman of conciliation service ACAS, who lives in Weybridge, also becomes a CBE.

Among those who become OBEs are Prof Abhay Rane, consultant urological surgeon at East Surrey Hospital, Redhill and Doreen Rowland, an occupational therapist at Headley Court, the Ministry of Defence rehabilitation unit near Epsom.

Sonia Ashworth, chief executive of Surrey County Agricultural Society has been made an MBE for her services to farming.

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