The community contribution of a Frankley man has been recognised in the Queen’s 2017 New Years Honours List, with Eric Carter receiving a Medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) for “services to the community in Birmingham”.
Eric has dedicated his time and energy to the Frankley community for many years. He was one of the original members elected to the New Frankley in Birmingham Parish Council when it was formed in 2000 and still serves now, being instrumental in many of the activities and improvements the parish council has brought to Frankley.
Longbridge ward councillor Andy Cartwright, who nominated Eric for the award, said: “Eric is a true role model to all age groups with an outstanding past. He is a former Royal Marine, who this year was also recognised with a Legion d’Honneur award.
“I am proud and thankful to serve as a councillor alongside Eric. His work inspires many hence why I put him forward.”
Congratulations, Eric, and thank you for all that you do for the community in Frankley!
Eric (4th from left) and fellow parish councillors and Frankley Street Champions demonstrating the good work they do locally to Cllr Andy Cartwright (left) and Cllr Lisa Trickett: BCC cabinet member for sustainability, earlier this year (4th from right)
Street Champions are volunteers working hard to keep Frankley clean! If you’d like to volunteer, or find out other ways you can help support your community, get in touch via the New Frankley in Birmingham Parish Council office at Arden Road shops or call 0121 457 9410