A long-serving member of East Riding of Yorkshire Council who was honoured by the Queen has been presented with her award.
Councillor Doreen Engall was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2013 for services to local government and the Humberside Fire Authority.
She was presented with the award on Wednesday November 6 by the Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding, the Hon Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister, at a ceremony held in the Guildhall, Beverley.
Councillor Engall has been a local councillor since she was elected to Howden Rural District Council in 1973, going on to serve on Boothferry Borough Council, Humberside County Council and on the East Riding of Yorkshire Council since it was formed in 1996, as ward councillor for Howdenshire. She was chairman of the council in 1997/98.
Councillor Engall has also been a member of Holme on Spalding Moor Parish Council for over 30 years.
She has also served for six years as a member of the Humberside Fire Authority, of which she is a former chairman and currently vice-chairman.
Councillor Engall is also involved in a number of local charities.
In presenting the award, Mrs Cunliffe-Lister said: “I am very pleased to have been asked by Her Majesty to present Doreen Engall with her MBE. She is truly exceptional and inspirational in every way and I am delighted that her work and achievements have been recognised.”
Councillor Engall said: “I feel deeply honoured to receive the award and I am still finding it difficult to grasp. In many of my achievements I have been helped by others and I look on this as a local honour in recognition of their help.”