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.

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BARN­ABY US­BORNE

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.

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