They have yet to receive the royal treatment at Buckingham Palace, but the Tameside residents named in the new years honours list got the mayoral treatment at Dukinfield Town Hall.
All five including the councils chief executive, Steven Pleasant were invited to meet the Civic Mayor and Mayoress, Cllr Vincent Ricci and Mrs Julie Ricci, on Tuesday, February 16, to be formally congratulated on behalf of the borough.
Mr Pleasant, who has been Tamesides senior officer since 2009, was made an MBE (member of the Order of the British Empire) in recognition of his work to help refugees and asylum-seekers.
Also receiving the MBE are two Denton residents - Sandra Marston and Anthony Emoabino Chaba.
Mrs Marston has been honoured for her services to the community. Aswell as being a lifelong member of St Hildas Church, Audenshaw, she is active in scouting and has held leading roles with Denton Golf Club and
the Manchester Netball League.
Mr Chabas MBE is for his work with minority ethnic communities in Manchester.
Peter Fish from Hollingworth has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the elderly in Hollingworth, Hyde and Glossop.
Stalybridge resident Alan Humphries, a retired police officer with 30 years service, receives the Queenrs Police Medal for his work in neighbourhoods across the region but was unfortunately unable to attend
the mayoral reception.
The Mayor said: “These people have worked very hard in their individual fields to qualify for such prestigious awards.
It's only right that their local council recognises their efforts and I enjoyed welcoming them to the mayor's