LLANTWIT Major Vale and town councillor, Keith Geary has died.

The Llantwit First Independent member died on Sunday, January 4.

Within the Vale Council he was the vice chairman for the appeals and community liaison committees and he also served on the corporate resources and social care and health scrutiny committees as well as the audit and licensing committee.

He also represented the authority on its outside bodies – the Cardiff Institute for the Blind, Coychurch Crematorium joint committee, Wales Council for the Blind: executive committee, and the Wales Council for the Deaf.