Dr Glynn Jones among city figures honoured

Dr Glynn Jones, chair of West Pier Trust
Dr Glynn Jones, chair of West Pier Trust

Dr Glynn Jones, chair of the West Pier Trust, has been awarded an OBE.

Dr Glynn Jones, who is chair of the West Pier Trust, has been awarded an OBE for services to the community in the New Year's Honours.

He is a former chief executive of Brighton and Hove City Council and former chair of Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Dr Jones, who was vice-chairman of Brighton Festival and an independent member of the council at the University of Sussex, is involved in a number of charitable organisations.

Giles York, the chief constable of Sussex Police, has been awarded a Queen’s Police Medal. Mr York, 47, started his service more than 24 years ago with Kent Police before being appointed as an assistant chief constable with South Wales Police.

He became deputy chief constable of Sussex Police in 2008 and became chief constable in June last year. He said: “It is an absolute privilege and honour to give so much to policing and to have it recognised in this way. Over the years I have enjoyed working with a huge number of amazing colleagues and partners who give so much to Sussex. They have made it a pleasure to come to work every day.”

Virginia Barnacle, 52, of Hove, was made a BEM for her services to Brighton Sailing Club, Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, and to the community. She has been praised for "re-inventing" the Brighton Sailing Club, which she has been involved with for 20 years; she was the club’s first female commodore.

In 2005, she was the founding member and trustee of the Brighton Surf Life Saving Club, a voluntary service to teach life-saving skills and water-safety awareness.