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MBE For Worplesdon Parish Councillor Sandra Morgan

Published on: 31 Dec, 2015
Updated on: 1 Jan, 2016

Long-serving Worplesdon parish councillor and community stalwart, Sandra Morgan, has been appointed MBE in the New Year’s Honours List.

Sandra Morhan MBE.

Sandra Morgan MBE.

Mrs Morgan, 83, has been a member of her parish council for 48 years, founded Worplesdon WI 54 years ago, has been organising the annual Poppy Appeal for Fairlands for 51 years, and was a memnber of its community association for 50 years.

In addition, over a 35 year period she served as a governor at five local schools.

She said: “I am thrilled with the award and have been keeping it a secret since I received the letter at the beginning of December. My husband Eric knew, but we only told our children today [Thursday, December 31] and they are of course really pleased.”

Mrs Morgan said she was a governor at the former Perry Hill School and then continued when it moved to Fairlands and became Worplesdon Primary School.

She also served at Westborough School, Guildford Grove School in Park Barn and Wood Street Infant School. Of the latter she said: “I stuck with Wood Street and I was chairman of the governors for 20 years. It was somewhat vulnerable and twice was threatened with closure which we fought off. It is still a lovely school.”

Mrs Morgan has also given her time as a magistrate which she did from 1976 to 2002.

Her role today on Worplesdon Parish Council includes sitting on its staffing and traffic committees and a representative for Fairwood Helpers. This is neighbourhood care scheme thats helps elderly people in Fairlands, Perry Hill and Wood Street Village.


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Responses to MBE For Worplesdon Parish Councillor Sandra Morgan

  1. fiona curtis Reply

    January 3, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    Heartiest congratulations. Your long term voluntary contribution to the community is admirable and I am delighted to hear that your efforts have been recognised in this way.

  2. Barry Gamble Reply

    January 7, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    A well deserved award to an outstanding member of the community.

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