Deb's Royal honour

Long serving Derbyshire Dales District Council staff member Deb Heaton's services to the Monarch and the Royal Family have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Deb (pictured), who is Secretary to the Derbyshire Lieutenancy, which is administered at the District Council's Matlock Town Hall headquarters, was made a Member of the Royal Victorian Order.

Also Business Support Supervisor in her "day job" at the Council, where she has worked for 35 years, Deb supports the Derbyshire Lieutenancy, including high profile Royal visits to the county. She has worked on 50 visits to date and has had the pleasure of working alongside four Lord-Lieutenants.
She said: "I’m over the moon to be recognised in this way for doing a job that I love – it’s absolutely fabulous."
In normal times the prestigious RVO award would be presented by the Queen in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace and Deb is currently awaiting further guidance.

The Royal Victorian Order is a dynastic order of knighthood established in 1896 by Queen Victoria. It recognises distinguished personal service to the Monarch and admission remains at the sole discretion of the Queen.
Long serving Derbyshire Dales District Council staff member Deb Heaton

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