Cllr Terry Cordery, the former mayor of Ferndown, has been honoured with an MBE for his services to the Dorset Fire Fighters Charity, Dorset Schools Football Association and to the community in Ferndown.
He and his wife and two of their three children moved to Ferndown in 1978 and he was co-opted onto Ferndown Town Council in 2008. Terry was later elected to represent South Links ward in May 2011.
An engineer by trade, he changed career to become a lecturer in mechanical engineering before retirement. He continues to work with City and Guilds as a curriculum consultant and examiner in mechanical engineering.
He served 15 years as a retained firefighter at Ferndown and is still the treasurer for the Fire Fighters Charity in Dorset.
A great love of his life is football and he was a class 1 referee until he retired from the profession after fulfilling his dream to referee at Wembley. He is still involved with sport and is the treasurer for Dorset Schools Football Association.
As a Ferndown town councillor he says one of his hopes for the future is to see through traffic in the town reduced with the town centre free from articulated lorries and heavy goods vehicles. He continually works towards improving the town’s facilities.