Praise for funeral director Jeremy West awarded MBE

Jeremy West

Jeremy West - Credit: Archant

Funeral director Jeremy West was praised by councillors who said seeing his name on the new year’s honours list was “long overdue”.

Mr West, who runs long-established funeral company West and Coe in the borough, will receive his Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) medal at a Buckingham Palace investiture in the coming months.

The MBE is awarded for a significant achievement or outstanding service to the community.

Speaking at a council meeting on Wednesday last week, Cllr Evelyn Carpenter said: “Jeremy West is a wonderful and generous human being who is made a tremendous contribution to this borough.”

Cllr Anthony Ramsey added: “It’s very long overdue but it has finally been awarded and we are very delighted on his behalf.”

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Daggers boss Steve Thompson also received an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list last year.

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