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Councillor overwhelmed by MBE congratulations

20 June 2017

A South Lakeland councillor says she has been overwhelmed by messages of congratulations after being recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Cllr Anne Hall, who has represented the ward of Coniston and Crake Valley on SLDC since 2000, is to be made an MBE for services to Lakeland communities.

Cllr Hall said: “I have been incredibly proud to serve my local community over the years. You don’t do it for the recognition, you do it because you feel passionately about local people, the importance of village life and doing whatever you can to enable communities to remain active.

“Keeping the news of my MBE a secret has been very difficult over the past few weeks and I would just like to say thank you for all the many loving messages I have received by card, text and email.”       

Cllr Hall has not had a TV in her home since 2000, preferring instead to spend time with people in her local community.

She is passionate about affordable housing in South Lakeland, is a champion of greater opportunities for young people and has been raising money for the NSPCC for more than 40 years.

Cllr Giles Archibald, our Leader, said: “Congratulations to Cllr Hall who continues to work energetically and passionately for the residents of South Lakeland. I am absolutely delighted for her, this recognition is so well deserved.”

Our Chief Executive, Lawrence Conway, added: “Cllr Hall is driven and works tirelessly for the local community. Her MBE is a fitting reward for many years of selfless service.”