Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Hillingdon

Ms Manju Malhi BEM DL

Appointed Rep DL: 2022

Manju Malhi is a British-born chef and food writer, specialising in Anglo-Indian cuisine. She was brought up in North West London where she grew up surrounded by Indian culture, traditions and lifestyles. However, she spent several years of her childhood in India where she explored and experienced the vast and varied cuisines of the country.

Manju came to prominence in 1999 when she won a competition to find a guest chef for the BBC’s Food and Drink programme and cooked with Antony Worrall Thompson on the show.  Since then Manju has written books on Indian cuisine, including Brit Spice (her debut book), India with Passion (2004) and Easy Indian Cookbook (2008).  She has also made guest appearances on several programmes, on ITV, Channel 5, Sky One, UKTV and the BBC and is currently working on a 40-part series on British food for Indian broadcaster NDTV.  Manju also writes on Indian food for newspapers and magazines, and has provided voice overs for BBC News 24, BBC World and the BBC Asian Network. While writing and researching for her books, she does live continuity announcing for BBC Two television, and is the voice of the BBC Food channel. She also works with the VSO charity to promote their annual Big Curry Night campaign.

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Marking the Award on the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to the Ruislip & Northwood Old Peoples Association – 24th November 2022.

A celebratory afternoon tea was held on 24th November 2022 in the Mayor’s Parlour of Hillingdon Civic Centre to mark the award of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to the Ruislip & Northwood Old Peoples Association.  The event was attended by the Mayor, Paul Herbage MBE DL (Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Islington), Mr Bruce Houlder CB (former Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hillingdon) and representatives of the Ruislip & Northwood OPA (pictured below).

A fond farewell to Mr Bruce Houlder  – Monday 5 October 2022

The current Mayor of Hillingdon and nine former mayors gathered to say farewell to Mr Bruce Houlder who has recently retired as the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the Borough of Hillingdon.

Proclamation Reading – Sunday 11 September 2022

Mr Bruce Houlder – Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the Borough of Hillingdon – attended the Reading of the Accession Proclamation at the Hillingdon Civic Centre.

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Bruce Houlder signing the Book of Condolence Photo credit: JohnPatrickFletcher2022.jpg

Polish Airforce Commemoration at RAF Northolt on 3rd September

Mr Bruce Houlder with a Spitfire and young Polish Pilot, and the Mayor, The Worshipful Becky Haggar, following the Polish Airforce Commemoration at RAF Northolt

BCU West Police commendations – July 22

Mr Bruce Houlder pictured with the winners of the BCU West Police commendations.

Eastcote House Gardens

Mr Bruce Houlder opened a new Platinum Jubilee Bench and a Jubilee Flowerbed at Eastcote House Gardens.  The Town Crier called the masses to order.

Northwood Hills Queens Platinum Jubilee Event in Northwood Recreation Ground

The Prime Minister visits Hillingdon

The Rt Hon Boris Johnson visited Hillingdon,  to unveil a plaque to recognise the fact that 100 Japanese Sakura Cherry trees were planted this year at Pole Hill Gardens Open Space in Hayes. The Representative Deputy Lieutenant of Hillingdon, Mr Bruce Houlder,  was also present.

Hillingdon DL Awards

Thursday 16th May 2019

The Representative Deputy Lieutenant for Hillingdon, Mr Bruce Houlder, at the DL awards

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