SEVERAL South Lakes people are among those recognised in the New Year's Honours this year.

Malcolm Grindrod, 78, of Coniston, has been rewarded with an MBE for his services to mountain rescue in Cumbria.

He joined the Lake District volunteering mountain rescue and rescue dogs team as a team member in 1963.

It would be impossible to say exactly how many call-outs he has attended but a rough guide shows that he and the team attended about 50 incidents a year in Langdale where he was a member between 1970 to 1977.

The rescues were often carried out in the most horrendous and dangerous weather conditions.

He had been at the forefront of developing the Search and Rescue Dogs Association responsible for skills.

He went to Norway and Iceland to learn about their techniques in winter conditions.

Thanks to his efforts search dog handlers are coming to the UK from other parts of the world to attend winter training.

There are many people who owe their lives to the work he has done. He also spent hours taking sheep off the ledges on Cray's for local farmers.

An Eden man is also recognised for his services to his community.

Carl Scrivens, 50, of Glenridding has been awarded a BEM for the work he has done for his village.

He has been an instrumental member of the community for over 10 years supporting the Patterdale Church of England Primary School by creating a vegetable garden and a new play area.

He also carries out regular maintenance work at the village hall voluntarily and is a founding trustee of the Village Hall charity.

After the traumatic events of the flooding in December 2015, he worked tirelessly and selflessly to help the community recover and pull together.

From the first day of the floods he was central in clearing trees and debris under Glenridding Bridge. He spent Christmas Eve unblocking the drains of an elderly couple who were forced out of their home and cleaned to make it safe for the future.

He took off over two months from his work as an agricultural contractor to dedicate seven days a week to anyone in need, and his community, getting it back to the best condition possible.

He was instrumental in the setting up the Community Flood Group who are trying to ensure that the Dale is never as badly affected by flooding in the future, and leads the maintenance team who are responsible for checking Beck measurements and managing water and gravel levels.

Jackie Daniel, chief executive for Morecambe Bay Hospitals Trust is to be made a dame for her work in the role.

Others to be recognised and awarded MBEs in Cumbria include: Deborah Louise Brownson of Barrow, for services to autism awareness; Charles Richard Butler of Ulverston, for services to music education; Philip Peter Buxton of Barrow, for services to mountain rescue; Mr Thomas Frederic Metcalfe of Kirkby in Furness, for services to bell ringing; Adrian Treharne of Ulverston, for services to people with disabilities; and Christopher John Whiteside of Whitehaven, for political and public service.

BEMs were also awarded to: Anthony Robin Ardron of Workington, for services to people with disabilities; John Roger Kennedy of St Bees for services to the community in West Cumberland; and Sarah Gertrude Kennedy of St Bees for services to the community in West Cumberland.