Tuesday, January 02, 2007

County Councillor Barry Fippard awarded MBE...

Just heard that my colleague on Lincolnshire County Council Barry Fippard has been made an MBE in the New Year's Honours List.

Barry has been Labour member for Birchwood, Lincoln for donkeys years and he is a founder member of the Lincolnshire Police Authority - where I serve with him as the "other" Labour member.

I heard the news of his MBE when I was emailed a copy of a letter of congratulations from the Police Authority.

I'm rather disappointed that the County Council has not yet bothered to inform the rest of the Council about a major honour to one of its longest serving elected members.

Barry was also in the news in November when he suffered a massive heart attack while he was working out on a rowing machine at a Lincoln gym.

Fortunately, staff saw what happened and put their resusitation training on the 'jump leads' to immediate effect.

Staff at Lincoln County Hospital weren't sure he'd make it through the night at one time, but never one to shirk a fight, determined Barry had other ideas. He was soon warmly back to the council chamber - and to police authority meetings.

Barry's award "for services to local government in Lincolnshire" is well deserved and I'm sure it will be properly recognised by the County Council in due course.

Well done Barry.

4 comments:

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

Many congratulations to Mr Fippard from me too.

The story was on the front page of the Lincolnshire Echo on Saturday I believe.

Sorry to go off the subject but did you see the report about a wind farm in Deeping St Nicholas on BBC Look North earlier tonight Phil?

It was a truly astonishing story of how the wind farm (owned by Fenland wind Farms Ltd) suffers from something called "aero dynamic modulation" which creates 63 decibells of noise compared to the legal limit of 30db.

fairdealphil said...

geoffrey:

i'll pass on your congrats to barry.

i didn't see the look north story - we get east mids.

but i am aware of the problem - it's only a couple of miles from us and the people most affected have been keeping us up to date on our local village "exchange".

been meaning to blog on it and will do soon.

best regards

phil

Geoffrey G Brooking said...

Sometimes they relay stories from Look North to East Midlands Today like the story on the seal pups was earlier today.

Hopefully the story about the Wind Farm will get an airing on East Mids very soon.

enigman said...

Phil - when are you going to get yours?

Lord Dilks of Deepings?