Commander (SCC) Janet Evans MBE DL RNR

The Lord-Lieutenant was deeply saddened to hear that Janet had sadly passed away whilst she was being treated at hospital on Thursday 3rd November. Janet was a valued and active part of the Lieutenancy and will be sorely missed by everyone who knew her, especially her colleagues and friends from the Lieutenancy Tameside District Committee. … Continue reading “Commander (SCC) Janet Evans MBE DL RNR”

Retiring Deputy Lieutenants

The Lord-Lieutenant would like to thank the following Deputy Lieutenants who have recently retired from their commission. All have given exceptional service to the Lieutenancy and communities across Greater Manchester. Thank you for your service. Colonel Martin Newman MBE DL FCIPR Born in 1947, Martin Newman was educated at North Manchester Grammar School and Ashton … Continue reading “Retiring Deputy Lieutenants”

Visit to Willow Wood Hospice

To coincide with National Hospice Care Week, the Lord-Lieutenant visited Willow Wood Hospice in Tameside to tour, meet and thank the staff and volunteers for their wonderful work and to place an engraved stone, in memory of Queen Elizabeth ll, in their Memory Pool and Fountain. She was joined on the visit by The Mayor … Continue reading “Visit to Willow Wood Hospice”

Veterans’ Afternoon Tea in Wigan

The Lord-Lieutenant was represented by Melanie Bryan OBE DL at a fabulous, nostalgic event at Whelley Ex-serviceman’s Club in Wigan on Wednesday 31st August held by The Not Forgotten Charity. Along with a traditional and delicious afternoon tea the veterans were treated to a sing along. For the Platinum Jubilee Year the charity had approached … Continue reading “Veterans’ Afternoon Tea in Wigan”

Award of Honorary MBE to former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton

Dr Kondal Reddy Kandadi, former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton, was presented with an honorary MBE at a Graduation ceremony on Friday 15 July. Professor George E Holmes DL, Vice Chancellor of the University, in his capacity as a Deputy Lieutenant of Greater Manchester and acting on behalf of the Lord-lieutenant, awarded … Continue reading “Award of Honorary MBE to former Deputy Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton”

Sir Warren Smith Retires as Lord-Lieutenant

On the 4th July Sir Warren Smith KCVO KStJ JP retired after serving for 15 years as Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester. Sir Warren was appointed as Justice of the Peace in 1983, was made a Deputy Lieutenant in 1995 and was selected as High Sheriff for Greater Manchester in the shrieval year 1997/98 … Continue reading “Sir Warren Smith Retires as Lord-Lieutenant”

New Chair of the Board at The Seashell Trust

Seashell’s Chair of the Board of Directors, Gwen Carr, is to retire after completing her full term of 12 years within the Trust and will be replaced by Dr Robina Shah MBE JP DL.

George Almond Reflects

I was first commissioned as a DL in 1999 and now, having reached the age where I transfer to the Retired List, I can reflect on what has been a most uplifting and rewarding experience.