The Bucks Free Press are reporting local recipients of new year honours. Amongst them are an OBE for Cllr Mimi Harker with MBEs for Chauhdry Shafique and Bryan Edgley. Many congratulations to all the recipients: I know their awards are thoroughly deserved after many years of dedicated service to our community. And via Newcomer of 2010 – thetorydiary, I find I have had one nomination and two mentions from the staff of ConservativeHome. I am surprised and delighted! Happy new year!