The great and the good of Bucks have been honoured ...
The achievements and service of extraordinary people around Britain have once again been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List 2017. We focus on those Bucks achievers who made the grade this year.
BARNABY Usborne, 79, of The Lee has been made an MBE for recognition of his work with the Chiltern Society and the community in The Lee.
For the past 15 years Mr Usborne and his team of 40 volunteers have maintained paths throughout Buckinghamshire from Wendover to Maidenhead, clearing paths and maintaining stiles and kissing gates.
He has been involved in the Chiltern Society for the past 25 years and even spent nine years as the chairman of his local parish council.
When he received his letter from the Cabinet Office four weeks ago, he was ‘very surprised and very pleased to be chosen as a representative’.
“I am one of many. We live in an area where there are many people who do voluntary work and I’m delighted to have been nominated by them,” he said.
Mr Usborne has retired but worked for BP both in London and abroad and has always been an active member of his local community.
He was also instrumental in setting up the community shop, which is run and financed by the locals, in 2008 and also played a part in creating the village hall.