Parks champion Alan Barber to receive OBE at Buckingham Palace today

Parks expert Alan Barber is set to travel to Buckingham Palace today (7 April) where he will receive his OBE from the Queen.

Former head of parks at Bristol City Council Alan Barber received the accolade for services to the environment in the New Year's Honours List 2009.

He was a CABE commissioner since the inception of CABE Space in 2003, but stepped down from the commission due to ill health last spring.

 In addition, Barber helped to launch the Heritage Lottery Fund's Urban Parks Programme and is a founder member of GreenSpace.

 


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