A special evening reception welcomed Barry residents recently honoured by King Charles III.

The event took place on Friday, March 8, hosted by Barry Town Council.

Individuals recognised in the 2023 and 2024 King’s Honours lists were celebrated for their services to the local community and beyond.

Among the honourees were David John O’Sullivan (OBE) for his contribution to eye care, Gerald Ronald Joseph Adams and Howard John Provis were awarded MBEs for voluntary services to the community in the town and for services to the Welsh Blood Transfusion Service and to the community of Barry and the Vale of Galamorgan respectively.

Beverly Joan Hopkins received a BEM for her work in education and supporting people with disabilities and sport. Jane Hutt MS (CBE), was recognised for political and public service, and Vincent Bailey (OBE) honoured for his various societal contributions.

Mayor of Barry, Cllr Ian Johnson, said: "It was a great pleasure to invite all six award winners to the Council Chamber, and to hear about how their work and efforts had benefited the community."

The event provided a chance for the award winners to mingle and enjoy light refreshments.