STONEHOUSE councillor Lesley Williams received her MBE in a ceremony yesterday at Gloucester Cathedral.

It was announced last summer that she would receive the honour.

Lesley, who has represented Stonehouse on the county council for many years, received the award for services to local government.

Councillor Williams has said: "It was an honour to be able to receive this award at the annual St George's service at the Cathedral this evening amongst the community of Gloucestershire."