ONE OF Tilbury’s favourite sons, Pete Hewitt has been awarded an MBE for his services to the community of Tilbury.
Tilbury Riverside Project (TRP) was formed by Peter Hewitt in 1992, to bring about active economic, social and environmental regeneration in and around Tilbury in Essex. His plan was to utilise the waterfronts and common land, along with the area’s historical sites and buildings, and encouraging people of all ages in the community to become actively involved in the process.
Since then the Tilbury Riverside project has continued to grow and grow.
Project Manager Richard Speight said: “I am delighted for Pete. He started the Riverside Project out of his love for the area. The award is richly deserved”.
Pete has also been instrumental in delivering a whole host of projects throughout the borough including the Tilbury Christmas Lights and Fayre.
Although suffering from ill-health in recent years, he still soldiered on, giving all he can to the people of Tilbury.
‘d like to take this opportunity to say congratulations to Peter on the announcement that he has been awaded the MBE in recognition of his services to the Tilbury Community.
Tilbury councillor, Lynn Worrall added her congratulations. Cllr Worrall said: “I cannot think of a more deserving member of the community to receive this honour.
“Peter has always been tremendously proud of his Tilbury roots and has many a tale to tell of his time as a police dog handler and his work on his many community projects.
“Over the years Peter has always been an inspiration to me and other volunteers in the town. I am sure today his wife Irene and their family will be truly proud of him.