Ray Barden, BEM

It is with enormous pleasure that we can announce that in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List published today (9 June) Ray Barden has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for his services to the community in Pett.

Amongst the many other contributions Ray has made to the village, and until his recent decision not to stand for election again, Ray has been a member of the Pett Village Hall Committee for some forty years, including time as Chair.

Many congratulations Ray – the honour is well-deserved and the people of Pett are very grateful to you for all you have done for them.