Paralympic medallist among those to receive recognition
A Peterborough Paralympicheroi sam ong others from the area to be recognised in the New Years Honours.
Former Jack Hunt pupil James Fox won rowing gold in Rio this summer, and will pick up an MBE.
Multiple Paralympic medallist Jody Cundy, formally of Wisbech and already an MBE, will be made an OBE.
Speaking from her home i n Walpole St Andrew, his mum Ann revealed he had only told her about the award a couple of days ago. She said: “It’s absolutely amazing, but totally deserved. It was the performance of the games, but I’m just a bit biased.” Stamford’s Christopher Newsome, Executive director of Anglian Water will also become an OBE. Peterborough’ s Deni se Speakman. Treasurer, Ethos Home Office Sports and So- cial Association has been given the British Empire Medal for public service.
And Peter Reeve, UKIP district councillor for Huntingdonshire District Council was given an MBE for services to local government and the community in Ramsey.
Nationally, sporting stars have been given a number of honours in the list.
Jody Cundy with his parents Alan Cundy and Ann Cundy; left, UKIP councillor Peter Reeve.