Hyndburn Council Leader, Cllr Miles Parkinson, was invested with his OBE by HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 5 February.
Cllr Parkinson was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in recognition of his 24 years political service at Hyndburn Council.
Cllr Parkinson, who represents Altham ward, has led as the Council since 2011. He is a former Great Harwood and Colne firefighter, Vice-Chairman of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority and is chair of governors at Mount Pleasant Primary School in Clayton-le-Moors. He also serves on Lancashire County Council.
Cllr Parkinson said;
“To be honoured with an OBE is something totally amazing and I put it down to all those who have been with me on my progress through public life. I’ve been very fortunate to have been elected for the past 24 years and it’s been an honour and a privilege to serve Hyndburn in different capacities.”