Honour for services to Merton
Wimbledon magistrate and Merton councillor Edith Macauley has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honour's List.
Councillor Macauley (left), who lives in Morden, has been honoured for her services to the community in Merton.
She was the borough's first black female Mayor when she served as its first citizen in 2002-3. She is now the council's Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Engagement and Equalities.
As well as serving on the bench of Wimbledon Magistrates' Court, she has also worked for the Communication Workers' Union in Wimbledon for more than 30 years.
Leader, Councillor Stephen Alambritis, said: "This is fantastic news and I would like to congratulate Councillor Macauley on behalf of the residents of our borough and Merton Council.
"For over 13 years Councillor Macauley has worked with residents of Lavender Fields and across Merton and it is great to see her hard work recognised."
January 4, 2011