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6 Hunstanton Town & Around February 2018                                 Tel: 01485 540620 email:
       BEM awarded to Parish Clerk Janet Lake

          anet Lake who has served her community
          in Brancaster as Parish Clerk was award-
       Jed the British Empire Medal in the New
       Year’s Honours List.
        Devoted  to  the  village,  with  her  family
       going back to the Doomsday book Janet took
       over as clerk in 1966 and in 2016 villagers
       held a special party for her to celebrate her
       fifty  years  of  service  at  which  one  of  the
       longest-serving  Parish  Councillors  Noel
       Linge led the tributes to her. He said: “I’ve
       worked with Janet for forty-four years on the
       Parish Council and you know the old saying
       if you want something done, you go to the
       busiest person, and that certainly applies to
       Janet over the last fifty years at least!
        "She was a school governor, a school dinner
       lady, a founder member and secretary of the
       71 Club and has also found time to raise a
        "One of most important things we’ve had
       to do in the village is address the over 70% of
       second  homes,  and  the  Deepdale  and
       Brancaster Housing Society was formed to
       provide homes for those who lost theirs when
       farming  became  more  mechanised  –  this
       village has been practicing localism for more             Janet Lake (picture T&A)
       than 50 years with 15 homes plus housing  my time on the council has proven and she  Marcus O’Lone, the estate’s land agent, has
       association homes in the village helping both  thoroughly deserves the celebration today.”  been appointed a Knight Commander of the
       older  and  younger  residents  and  Janet  has  The  Honours  list  also  featured  two  Royal Victorian Order, and the estate manager
       been part of this.                members of staff on the Queen’s Sandringham  Paul Southwell has been made a member of
        "She has been an active member, a practical  Estate with awards for personal service to the  the Royal Victorian Order.
       member and a sometimes a strong member as
                                         Queen or other members of the Royal Family.
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