THERE ARE much loved members of the community and then there is Pete Hewitt who, for decades, has been at the forefront of the Tilbury community.
On Thursday, Pete travelled to Buckingham Palace to accept his MBE from Prince Charles.
On Saturday evening, friends and family gathered to celebrate Pete’s work.
It is a measure of his worth that the mayor, cllr Charles Curtis also attended the special event.
YT caught up with Pete before celebrations began to ask how the visit to the “Big house” went and what the MBE means to him.