A FORMER Alfreton youth worker who dedicated more than 30 years to helping young people has been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours list.

Thomas Fox was awarded an MBE for his efforts with youngsters in the Amber Valley area with close links to Derbyshire County Council.

Mr Fox, who teamed up with the council in 1972, also worked alongside youngsters at Alfreton’s Polygon Youth Centre to help them develop new skills and the ability to work independently or as part of a team.


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