I have to congratulate our four local heroes for their recognition by HM The Queen in the New Years Honours list. I am sorry I have not met Dr David Hegarty but I know he is well worthy of his award.

Liz Quinn for her achievements at Stourport High School. I’ve met Liz several times and congratulate and thank her for the 21 years of remarkable service.

Charles Talbot, who again I’ve met several times, a true community man who has worked so hard for the people of Kidderminster, but not forgetting Claire Cashmore who I had the pleasure of meeting when she helped me switch on Stourport Christmas Lights in November. A lovely young lady with ambition. Congratulations to all. This is wonderful for our local Community.

Ken Henderson Mayor of Stourport