St. James’s Palace, London SW1
01 January 2022

THE QUEEN has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the British Empire Medal (Civil Division) to the undermentioned:

Christopher William Gibson BROWN. For services to the community in Cholesbury-cum-St Leonards, Buckinghamshire, particularly during Covid-19.


The British Empire Medal (BEM) is awarded for ‘hands-on’ service to a local community. The award will be presented to Chris Brown by the Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, The Baroness Howe.

On receiving the notification Chris said, “I was truly surprised and overwhelmed and I want to thank all those who kindly got in touch to congratulate me”.

Chris has been a local councillor since 1999 and is currently Chairman of our Parish Council.