Community activist Ben Barker, who is on the Supporting Healthy Inclusive Neighbourhood Environments (SHINE) leadership team, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours.
Ben is a member of the Greater Bedminster Community Partnership and involved in the Bedminster Town Team. He was recognised “for services to the community in Greater Bedminster, Bristol".
"It's a huge honour of course - if slightly embarrassing. I see this as recognition for the whole team. I know so many others who are equally deserving of such recognition!"