Published: Friday, 6th January 2017

Congratulations to the five local people named in the New Year's Honours list.

The recipients are:

Greg Warner BEM

Greg has been awarded with a British Empire Medal (BEM) for his services to Heritage and People with Learning Disabilities in Greenwich.

Colin Edward Armstrong MBE

Colin, the Head of International Resilience, Government Office for Science, has been awarded Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to Emergency Response and voluntary service to Community Sport in Greenwich.

Sewa Singh Nandhra BEM

Sewa has been awarded a BEM for his services to the community in Woolwich. He has contributed enormously to communities within Europe and has worked over and beyond his role as President of Ramgarhia Sikh Association in Woolwich to deliver change in the local community.

Massa Singh Nandra MBE

Massa has been awarded an MBE for services to charity and the community in South London, including founding the Indian Cultural Society (ICS) in Greenwich, organising eye camps to cure cataracts in India, and helping to open two Sikh temples in Woolwich. Massa was also awarded a Civic Award in March 2015.

Fiona Sinfield MBE

Music Teacher Fiona from Linton Mead Primary School, Thamesmead, was awarded an MBE for services to Education and the community in Thamesmead.

'Fantastic contribution they have made to our borough'

Councillor Denise Hyland, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources, said: "On behalf of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, I would like to congratulate all of these people and thank them for the fantastic contribution they have made to our borough.

"Their commitment to helping others is truly remarkable and shows what great community engagement can do. Their awards are truly deserved and the Royal Borough of Greenwich is very thankful for the work they have done in the community."