Congratulations To Barbara Wilkins BEM !

District Councillor Barbara Wilkins has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the latest New Year’s Honours List – not for her council work, but for services to education :

Mrs Wilkins is regarded with affection in the council, not least for extolling the virtues of Great Wakering whenever possible! But she has also been an enthusiastic advocate for pre-school education for a long time.

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