Three Powys residents have been honoured for providing exceptional services to their communities. Community stalwarts receive civic honour at the Royal Welsh Show.
The Chairman of Powys County Council, Cllr Keith Tampin, has presented three civic Silver Kite Awards.
Gorden Green MBE is one of the leading figures involved with introduction of the now famous World Bog Snorkelling Championships and many other activities held annually in Llanwrtyd Wells.
The chairman of council’s Silver Kite Award pays tribute to his contribution to the development of tourism in the area since the 1980s. Although now retired, Mr Green he still plays an active role on the committee of the World Alternative Games with this year’s event taking place in August. His nomination praised what he had achieved for the town and wider area.
A former mayor of Llandrindod Wells who has given her town 40 years’ service was presented with a Silver Kite Award. Sian Meredudd joined Llandrindod Wells Town Council in February 1976. She served as town mayor between 1986-87 and is described in her nomination as being ‘a driving force’ for many projects. In addition, she is active in many community groups in the town as well as being the chair of Powys Branch of One Voice Wales.
Also receiving an award is Lily Rauber from Llandrindod Wells. Lilly was recognised for her committed charity and community service.
Lilly was involved with the opening of the first charity shop in Llandrindod Wells and has since supported that and many other local charities. She recently received an award for 50 years’ of volunteering for Cancer Research UK.
Over many decades, Lilly has been involved with supporting many local organisations including the Albert Hall, town carnival, Chamber of Trade, voluntary service, town lighting to name a few and organising street parties.