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Queen Recognises Yorkshire Coast Residents

Queen Recognises Yorkshire Coast Residents

Published by Jon Burke at 10:31pm 28th December 2018.

Two people on the Yorkshire coast have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours.

Pamela Morgan, from Osgodby, has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her services to swimming.

She ran the Scarborough Disabled Swimming Club for more than 36 years.

She's been speaking to Yorkshire Coast Radio's Jon Burke..


James Cliffe, from Filey, gets an MBE for services to children and young people.

james cliffe

He's spent 11 and a half years leading the No Wrong Door scheme, which supports young people who are vulnerable..

A former soldier who served in Basra and an ex-prison officer, James is determined to give the children in his care – some of society’s most vulnerable – the good life they deserve.

Last summer Ofsted rated the No Wrong Door service as outstanding in every category and James as

“an outstanding role model for staff, young people and other professionals.  Young people are left in no doubt that the registered manager and staff will go all out to help them.”   

The Government has recently backed a recommendation that No Wrong Door is rolled out to other authorities. Sir Martin Narey, former director general of prisons for England and Wales and former chief executive of Barnardos, has said that the programme stands out for the ambition, innovation and high expectation in the support it offers to the most troubled and challenging young people.

Sir Martin said of James Cliffe

“There is no more deserving recipient of an honour his year. Children’s homes have a frequently undeserved reputation. And yet in Scarborough, there is, in a children’s home, care of high quality, high ambition and great optimism. And much of that is because of James Cliffe’s outstanding leadership.”

The Lord-Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, The Honourable Elizabeth Susan Cunliffe-Lister is made DCVO. The Lord-Lieutenant is a keen gardener and resides at Burton Agnes Hall, she is the Queen’s representative in East Yorkshire.

The Honourable Elizabeth Susan Cunliffe-Lister



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