New Year’s honour for local people

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A number of well known local people were honoured by the Queen in this year’s New Year’s Honours.

Amongst those who received honours were PSNI Inspector Rosemary Leech who is originally from Lisburn, former Railway Street Presbyterian Church organist Peter Wilson, Lagan Valley Hospital Lead Midwife Zoe Boreland, and Lisnagarvey Operatic Society director Wilfie Pyper.

Former Railway Street organist Peter Wilson BEM pictured after presiding at the organ at the Remembrance Day Service in Railway Street Presbyterian Church in 2017.

Former Railway Street organist Peter Wilson BEM pictured after presiding at the organ at the Remembrance Day Service in Railway Street Presbyterian Church in 2017.

An MBE has been awarded to Inspector Rosie Leech, nee Cromie, for Services to Policing and the Community in Northern Ireland. Inspector Rosie Leech has over 25 years’ service. During this time she has made an outstanding contribution to Roads Policing in Northern Ireland. She has worked with a range of Government Departments, Police Services and Key Stakeholders in assisting to draft new legislation all aimed at making Northern Ireland’s roads safer. In her daily role Inspector Leech is responsible for overseeing a number of multi-agency projects to teach young people about road safety.

Mr Peter Wilson was awarded the BEM for services to community cohesion in Northern Ireland through music. The former Glenavy man. who now lives in Coleraine, was organist of Railway Street Presbyterian Church for 26 years. Peter taught music at Friends’ School, Lisburn and was later appointed Head of the Music Department at Portadown College.

Zoe Boreland was awarded an MBE for services to midwifery and Wilfie Pyper received an MBE for services to musical theatre and drama.

Cutting the cake to mark the 5th birthday is Hannah McCauley (Midwifery Sister), Lady Mayoress Linda Beckett  (Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council), Zoe Boreland (Head of Midwifery), Rosie Kelly (Asst. Director, Woman & Child Health),  Fionnuala McCluskey (Head of Gynae Services & Lead Midwife) & Melanie Fitzpatrick (Maternity Team Lead)

Cutting the cake to mark the 5th birthday is Hannah McCauley (Midwifery Sister), Lady Mayoress Linda Beckett (Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council), Zoe Boreland (Head of Midwifery), Rosie Kelly (Asst. Director, Woman & Child Health), Fionnuala McCluskey (Head of Gynae Services & Lead Midwife) & Melanie Fitzpatrick (Maternity Team Lead)

Crowds experience the ��Magic of The Movies�"''Wilfey Pyper and Laura Kerr, Belfast Operatic Company at the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival�"s enchanting musical evening on Wednesday 31st August in the Grand Marquee, Hillsborough in support of the Festival�"s 2016 charity the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Sponsored by Lockton Insurance, the ��Magic of the Movies�" community concert showcased charming performances from the Belfast Operatic Company and the Leading Ladies. The event welcomed guests from the Hillsborough area and further afield, as well principal Festival sponsors Turkish Airlines, Phoenix Natural Gas, Charles Hurst Premium and Quilter Cheviot.  The Festival also kindly acknowledges the support of Tourism Northern Ireland and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council in the staging of this year�"s event.

Crowds experience the ��Magic of The Movies�"''Wilfey Pyper and Laura Kerr, Belfast Operatic Company at the Hillsborough International Oyster Festival�"s enchanting musical evening on Wednesday 31st August in the Grand Marquee, Hillsborough in support of the Festival�"s 2016 charity the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. Sponsored by Lockton Insurance, the ��Magic of the Movies�" community concert showcased charming performances from the Belfast Operatic Company and the Leading Ladies. The event welcomed guests from the Hillsborough area and further afield, as well principal Festival sponsors Turkish Airlines, Phoenix Natural Gas, Charles Hurst Premium and Quilter Cheviot. The Festival also kindly acknowledges the support of Tourism Northern Ireland and Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council in the staging of this year�"s event.