The Parish Council would like to congratulate our Clerk, Mrs Tina Chapman for being awarded the British Empire Medal in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday honours list.

The award is granted in recognition of meritorious civil service over a significant period of time. As well as serving as our Clerk for a total of 18 years, Tina has been the Clerk to the Parochial Church Council for approximately 20 years. Tina has also been a member of the Village Hall Committee for 10 years, and and is widely regarded as the key point of contact for a wide range of issues affecting Templecombe and its residents.

The British Empire Medal was instituted in 1922 is always named and usually engraved, Tina is now entitled to use the letters BEM after her name.

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