Bury St Edmunds community leader Ernie Broom awarded in Queen’s birthday honours

Ernie Broom has been awarded a BEM
Ernie Broom has been awarded a BEM
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A prominent Bury St Edmunds community activist is amongst those being honoured in the Queen’s birthday honours.

Ernie Broom, who is chairman of the Howard Estate Association of Residents and Tenants, has been named as the recipient of a BEM (British Empire Medal) for his contributions.

The award, formally known as British Empire Medal for Meritorious Service, was given as recognition for Mr Broom’s services to the community in Bury.

It is part of the Queen’s birthday honours 2015.

Other recipients of the BEM include Mrs Alice Jean Evans who was recognised for services to the West Suffolk Group of Riding for the Disabled and to the community in Barrow, Suffolk.

Mrs Elizabeth Ann Barrett of Stowmarket also received a BEM for voluntary service to Public Rights of Way Network in East Anglia and Mrs Jane Hilary Gurney, also of Stowmarket, also received a BEM for services to Adults with Learning and Physical Difficulties through the Target Club in Stowmarket, Suffolk.

In Sturmer, Mrs Sarah Howard, chairman of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, was made an MBE (Member of the British Empire) for having given up her time on a voluntary basis to promote Suffolk and assist with local ventures.