VETERAN community champion Rosamund Reece, 71, is made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours announced today.

The award is for services as a magistrate and to the Ealing community, to which she has devoted her time and energy in sustained, selfless service, according to the citation.

Rosamund was councillor for Ealing Common and Opposition chief whip for a number of years.

As shadow cabinet member for children and education, she visited 50 schools and encouraged improvements in the borough’s adoption and fostering programme.

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She is currently a governor of Durston House School and was a magistrate for 32 years until 2016, with aa reputation as being fair and conscientious.

She took on extra responsibilities, joining the advisory committee, which was unpaid and largely unrecognised.

She has volunteered for 25 years at the Ealing Child Contact Centre, and is the chair of its management committee.

She used her experience as a magistrate to support the referral process, and supports the treasurer with grant applications, also advising on legal and financial issues.