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Bailiff Knighted In Queen's Birthday Honours

Jersey's Bailiff has been made a 'sir' in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

Tim Le Cocq succeeded Sir William Bailhache in the role in October 2019.

He received news of his knighthood whilst having supper and calls it 'marvellous news'.

"It's a huge honour, I wasn't expecting the call so it really was a marvellous call to receive.

I've been Bailiff now for two and a half years and with absolute certainty, I can say that discharging the office of Bailiff is, to a very great extent, a team effort.

There are a lot of people who work very hard, put in a lot of effort with a high amount of energy and sometimes against real-time pressures and I think to be able to do the job of Bailiff, you need those people behind you."

The Bailiff set up a charity fund which raised £1.2million to support health and community activities affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

A Ukraine appeal was also created to support Jersey's response to the ongoing war.

"The community has been absolutely fantastic. Jersey people are a generous people and they care about issues around and about the world.

Where they see suffering, they want to respond to it and they responded in spades for both the pandemic and the crisis in Ukraine."

The Bailiff is one of seven Jersey residents to be honoured.

Jurat Anthony Olsen has been made an MBE for his services to the Royal Court and the community.

Mr Olsen retired late last year by law after reaching the age of 72.

The former legal advocate was part of Jersey's courts for half a century.

Vic Tanner Davy has been made an MBE for services to the community through promoting diversity and inclusion.

He has been the CEO of Liberate Jersey since 2014 to support LGBTQ+ islanders.

The charity successfully campaigned to introduce equal marriage in Jersey in 2018.

Toni Roberts has been made an MBE for services to the community through Jersey Overseas Aid and the Rotary Club of Jersey.

She was the JOA commissioner for 12 years, leading a number of overseas projects in Ecuador, India, Uganda and Malawi.

Mrs Roberts was the president of the Rotary Club of Jersey.

Michael Van Neste has been made an MBE for services to the community as chairman of the Jersey Homes Trust.

He founded the JHT in 1994 and retired in January 2022.

The independent housing association owns and manages more than 800 homes across 24 estates.

Barbara Ball will receive a British Empire Medal for services to the community.

She has volunteered at St Peter's Youth Club for more than 30 years.

Joan Tapley will receive a British Empire Medal for services to the community through the protection and promotion of Jèrriais.

She is a Jèrriais teacher and a native speaker of the island's native language.

Meanwhile, Suzanne Wylie has been made an OBE for services to local government in Northern Ireland.

Ms Wylie was in charge of Belfast City Council from 2014 until February 2022, when she became the first female CEO of the Government of Jersey.

A 21-gun salute was fired from Government House to kick off a weekend of events to celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee.

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