Thurlow Park ward councillor, Cllr Clare Whelan has received an OBE (Order of the British Empire) at Buckingham Palace for, ‘services to local government in Lambeth, London’. The Investiture was presided over by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace on Friday June 7th 2013.
Councillor Clare Whelan was first elected as a councillor in Lambeth on 3rd May 1990 and is a member of Lambeth’s Environment and Community Safety Scrutiny Sub-Committee, Health and Adult Services Scrutiny Sub-Committee, Health and Wellbeing Board (Shadow) and Joint Meeting of the Appointments. She is also a member of the Groundwork Trust: Steering Group, West Norwood Cemetery Advisory Group and the West Norwood Cemetery Scheme Of Management Committee.
Cllr Clare Whelan OBE said, “The experience of the investiture at Buckingham Palace was extremely uplifting, but also humbling, with Olympians, Paralympians, and members of the armed forces honoured. I have been overwhelmed by the messages of congratulations from our community in Lambeth as well as from council officers and members of all political parties.”
Leader of Lambeth Council, Cllr Lib Peck said, “I am delighted that Clare Whelan has been recognised for the work she has done in Lambeth, as a local representative working in the community. This is a recognition of the commitment she has demonstrated to our borough and her contribution to public service. I am extremely pleased to see a female councillor recognised in this way.”
1. For more information about the work of Cllr Clare Whelan OBE click here >>
2. An Investiture is a very special day when an individual who has been awarded an honour receives their award in person from The Queen, The Prince of Wales or occasionally The Princess Royal. Around 25 Investitures are held each year. The majority happen in the Ballroom at Buckingham Palace, but others take place at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh and in the Waterloo Chamber at Windsor Castle. More here >>
3. Order of the British Empire – The Order of the British Empire recognises distinguished service to the arts and sciences, public services outside the Civil Service and work with charitable and welfare organisations of all kinds. More here>>