Seven community volunteers from Devon have been recognised with the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year Honours list. They are:
Mrs Ann Barwood - For voluntary services to Exeter Cathedral.
Mr Michael Gee - For services to Orchard Conservation in Barnstaple, North Devon.
Mrs Diana Nicholls - For services to the community in Newton Abbot, South Devon.
Mr Michael Pitt - For services to the Royal Air Force and to the community in Woolacombe, Devon.
Mrs Doris Russell - For services to the community in Colaton Raleigh, near Sidmouth in East Devon.
Mrs Lorraine Tucker - For voluntary service to The City of Plymouth Children Fund and to the community in Devon.
Mrs Irene Wills - For services to the Pisces Swimming Club and to the community in Plymouth, Devon.
The British Empire Medal (BEM) was established in 1922 and is awarded to individuals for meritorious civil service. Recipients are affiliated with the Order of the British Empire.