The benighted Peter Kendall

Congratulations to Sir Peter Ashley (it’s always fun to discover people’s middle names) Kendall for his appearance in the New Year Honours List.  See here, here, here, here for some examples of Peter’s contributions.

Other recipients of honours that either do, or seem to, have a wildlife link, that I spotted, are as follows:

Allan David Bantick. Formerly chairman Scottish Wildlife Trust. For services to Conservation in Scotland. (Boat of Garten, Inverness-shire)

Mrs Jennifer Mary Clark. Founder, Sussex Bat Hospital. For services to Bat Conservation in the UK. (East Sussex)

Donald Collins. Operations Field Team Leader Environment Agency. For services to the community in Worcestershire. (Bromyard, Herefordshire)

Ms Elizabeth Fiona Davis. Formerly director Natural Resources Wales. For public service. (Raglan, Gwent)

Dr Elizabeth Anne Edwards. Research Scientist John Innes Centre and Volunteer, Norfolk Wildlife Trust. For services to the Environment and the Public Understanding of Science. (Norwich, Norfolk)

Professor Paul Ekins. Director and Professor of Resources and Environment Policy UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources. Services to Environmental Policy. (London)

Raymond John Foster. Asset Performance Team Leader Environment Agency. For services to the Environment and Flood Risk Management. (Maidstone, Kent)

Peter Madden. Formerly chief executive Officer Forum for the Future. For services to Environmental Protection and Sustainable Development. (Bristol)

Ms Deborah Martyr. Programme manager and Tiger Conservationist Kerinci Seblat National Park and Fauna & Flora International. For services to Tiger Conservation.

Ms Evelyn Mills. Administrative Officer Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Waterways Volunteer, Canal and River Trust. For services to Inland Waterways. (London)

Dr Patrick Alfred Morris. Volunteer National Trust. For services to the Natural and Historic Environment. (Ascot, Berkshire)

Dr Alastair Lockington Noble. For services to Health Social Care and Conservation in Nairnshire. (Nairn)

Anthony Richard Perry. Flood and Coastal Risk manager Environment Agency. For services to the Environment and Flood Risk Management and to the community. (Toddington, Gloucestershire)

Ms Sonia Clare Phippard. Director of Water and Flood Risk Management Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. For services to the Environment and Flood Risk Management. (London)

Barry Michael Russell. Flood Risk Management Specialist Environment Agency. For services to Flood Risk Management. (Marlow, Buckinghamshire)

Stephen Stamp. Operations Team Leader Environment Agency. For services to the Environment and Flood Risk Management. (Highbridge, Somerset)

Mrs Eileen Joy Stonebridge. Chairman, Old Friends of Sneed Park Nature Reserve. For services to Conservation in Bristol. (Bristol)

David George Watton. Chairman Elford Garden Restoration Project. For services to Conservation.

Mrs Rosemary Anne Winnall. Volunteer, Wyre Forest. For services to the Natural Environment. (Bewdley, Worcestershire)


It is good to see that a few Defra and EA staff are rewarded for what I assume to be stirling work in the early part of 2014 when dealing with floods. This seems a more considered approach than blaming them for the fact that it rained a lot, as happened at the time.

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8 Replies to “The benighted Peter Kendall”

  1. Hi Mark, I think you have missed off Sir Mark Avery for all round services to conservation and conservation literature!!!

  2. Lovely to see Rosemary Winnell' s work in the Wyre recognised. She has done some great stuff inc work on lesser spots which was really useful when setting up our woodpecker research over there.

  3. Well there's one you missed:
    Henry Richard Geers Cotterell. Formerly president Country Landowners’ Association. For services to the Rural Community and to Charity. (Byford, Herefordshire)

    1. Christopher - thank you! I did miss that one. And a very Happy Christmas to you. Maybe I'll see your current Pres at Cheltenham races tomorrow - that would be nice.

  4. Delighted to see Rosemary there, too - well done and well deserved - and it is good to see 'real' people appearing alongside the establishment time servers.

    Also perhaps a recognition of the appalling performance of the political establishment this time last year in recognising some of the public servants who worked so hard to protect their fellow citizens under a barrage of unfair criticism - not least because those same politician were busy cutting their resources and manpower right up to the moment when people's houses started flooding.

  5. Mark, you could pop half a mile down the road to Pittville Park (( from Prestbury Park) tomorrow and see a Dartford Warbler. Best wishes for 2015.


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