New Year’s Honour for Chippy’s Jo

Congratulations for Jo on Twitter today

Congratulations for Jo on Twitter today

Chippy’s own Jo Graves has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) in the New Year’s Honours.

Jo, who many will know as a Chipping Norton Town Councillor of two decades’  standing, and as Mayor of the town during the Golden Jubilee and Town Appraisal, was awarded the medal for her services to the community.

A former teacher, Jo is and has been actively involved in the community in many ways, including as a lead member of St Mary’s Church and as a foundation governor of St Mary’s Primary School.

Jo's entry in the New Year's Honours list

Jo’s entry in the New Year’s Honours list

She is chair of the Chippy hospital League of Friends and trustee of Home-Start Banbury and Chipping Norton. She is also involved with The Children’s Society.

Congratulations, Jo!

Post updated on 2 January: we incorrectly followed other media in reporting that Jo had been awarded the MBE, when in fact she had been given a BEM. Apologies for the mistake.

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One Response to New Year’s Honour for Chippy’s Jo

  1. Graham Beacham. says:

    Well deserved reward to a fine lady.

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