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Christine Goldstraw collects her OBE

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: May 13, 2014

By Belinda Hargreaves

Christine Goldstraw with her OBE.

Christine Goldstraw with her OBE.

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A former Leek resident has been presented with an OBE at Buckingham Palace.

Christine Goldstraw, pictured above, who was born and bred in the Staffordshire Moorlands town, recently travelled down to the country's capital to accept the award, which was announced as part of the Queen's 2014 New Year's Honours list.

Christine has been awarded an Order of the British Empire for her services to probation and criminal justice.

Since retiring a decade ago from her main career in management roles in the NHS, including at the former North Staffs Royal Infirmary and Cheddleton's St Edward's Hospital, Christine has been a magistrate in Nottingham where she now lives with her husband Roger.

Christine has been chair of Nottingham's Probation Trust and has also sat on the board of directors of the National Probation Association.

Last year she was appointed as an independent member on the new Police and Crime Panel for Nottingham.

Christine, whose maiden name is Sherratt, left Leek in 1984. Prior to this she had attended St Mary's catholic School, and St Edward's Secondary School, both in Leek. She continued her education by completing a diploma in health services at North Staffs Polytechnic, followed by a masters degree in business administration and health at Nottingham University.

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