Alderley Edge volunteer recognised in Queen's birthday honours

Judy Povey

An Alderley Edge resident has have been recognised in the Queen's birthday honours this year for voluntary service to Girlguiding and the community.

Judy Povey has been awarded the British Empire Medal for over 60 years of voluntary service to Girlguiding as well as service to the community of Alderley Edge, since relocating to the village over 35 years ago.

Mrs Povey is currently Guide Leader for 1st Alderley Edge Guides, District Administrator, Cheshire Border Long Service Award co-ordinator and mentor/verifier for new leaders to name but a few roles. She is also the Chair of the Alderley Edge Scout Hut, one of the oldest in the Country, and as such can regularly be seen arranging maintenance and overseeing the bookings and finances of the hall.

Additionally, as Church Secretary for Alderley Edge Methodist Church (a voluntary position), Judy Povey has become a go-to person for the Church, the wider Church District and the community.



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Peter Wright
Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 4:49 pm
Congratulations to a fantastic lady that has given so much of her time to so many, long overdue recognition for all her hard work for the community in which she lives “Fantastic”
Dina Robinson
Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 5:35 pm
Congratulations Judy, a very well deserved award!
Mike Dudley-Jones
Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 5:41 pm
On behalf of all the members of Alderley Edge Parish Council may I offer huge congratulations to Judy for this well deserved recognition.

You are a wonderful, inspirational, personality who has done such a fantastic job in stimulating so many young minds over very many years. Judy, you are a treasure!

Thank you from us all.
Kristina Hulme
Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 5:52 pm
Congratulations Judy an incredible achievement
Kristina, Tony and Irene Hulme
Rachael Grantham
Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 7:44 pm
Congratulations Judy. You are an absolute inspiration to us all. Alderley Edge is very lucky to have you.
Chris Templar
Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 11:06 pm
Congratulations Judy and very well done - much deserved.
With best wishes from all at Knutsford Methodist Church.
Elizabeth Horrocks
Wednesday 12th June 2019 at 10:11 am
Congratulations! Nobody deserves it more. I would like to second Rachael's comment - Alderley is indeed very lucky to have you
Jennifer Youatt
Wednesday 12th June 2019 at 10:17 am
Many many congratulations Judy. Well deserved!
Loveday Alexander
Thursday 13th June 2019 at 2:21 pm
Fabulous news, Judy — and very well deserved. Congratulations from all of us at Churches Together in Alderley.
Loveday Alexander
Rebeccca Postles
Friday 14th June 2019 at 5:59 am
This is so wonderful and much deserved. It’s so nice that my step daughter is able to be a part of the guides in the same way as I was over thirty years ago. A big thank you Mrs Povey from Rebecca and Mia Postles xxx
John Sanderson
Tuesday 18th June 2019 at 1:03 am
All the above and more ... it should have been MBE ... perhaps next year !
Peter Bugler
Tuesday 25th June 2019 at 5:55 pm
Dame Judy would have been appropriate. Can I add my thank you.
Jonathan Meadmore
Monday 1st July 2019 at 9:50 am
A wonderful award for a lovely lady. All of us at the Alderley Edge Festival congratulate you upon this fantastic news.