We say a sad goodbye to Mr Lionel Rees, who passed away last week and give our sincere condolences to Lionel’s wife Dorothy and her family. Lionel was a former Mayor of Barry and a Barry Town Councillor for 25 years and worked hard on behalf of the Barry Community. Aside from his work as a Ward Councillor, Lionel also served the community as a private citizen in many other ways. As a member of Castleland Community Association, Lionel and Dorothy helped to make the centre a vibrant place and supported our work in gaining funding to upgrade facilities for the benefit of our users. Lionel was a member of the Sensory Garden design group and worked with other community volunteers to create Belvedere Park, our community garden. As a member of Seaview Labour Club, Lionel and Dorothy helped to raise funds for a number of charities and provided support for activities for local children. Lionel brought a lot of laughter to our meetings as well as knowledge and experience and we will all miss him.