David Davies (Youth
Dilys Colbourne MBE (Community Ambassador
Andrew Dakin (Ambassador of the Year
Pukka Productions (Cultural Ambassador
Steve Williams (International Ambassador
High Street Traders (Business Ambassador
Vale of Glamorgan Council (Tourism Ambassador
Pictured:Left to right: Terry Marsden, Chair of Barry Citizens
Action Group; Dilys Colbourne MBE, Secretary of Barry Citizens
Action Group and Pride In Barry Ambassador; Paul Haley, Chairman,
Pride In Barry.
Barry’s most recently honoured citizen,
Dilys Colbourne, awarded the MBE in the Queens Birthday Honours,
has been recognised by Pride In Barry and becomes the second Pride
In Barry Ambassador.
At a recent Pride In Barry meeting, Dilys agreed to become an
Ambassador and was presented with a Certificate by Pride In Barry
Chairman Paul Haley.
Paul Haley said, “Everyone involved with Pride In Barry is absolutely
delighted at your award in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours,
and we are equally delighted that you have agreed to be an Ambassador.
Your efforts in serving the community of Barry for over 30 years
and ensuring the survival and restoration of Central Park and
Barry Town Hall & Library are an inspiration.”
Speaking at the presentation, Dilys Colbourne said, “I am delighted
to agree to becoming an Ambassador as I am keen to help improve
the image of Barry and encourage people to appreciate the wonderful
environment all around us. I hope that my community work over
the past 30 years has benefited Barrians, and that others will
join me as an Ambassador to promote and enhance the opportunities
our wonderful Town offers.”
Dilys joins Commonwealth Gold Medal Winner swimmer Barry-man David
Davies in becoming an Ambassador for Barry.
Paul Haley, speaking to the newspaper, said, “We believe that
Dilys plays a vital role in the regeneration of Barry through
inspiring Barrians to be actively involved, and through continuing
to promote our Town. We are looking for other Barrians to become
Ambassadors and would encourage people to look at our website
for details www.prideinbarry.co.uk and contact us.”
The exciting Ambassador scheme aims to create Ambassadors, across
a broad range of ages and sectors. Ambassadors are people with
a pride in their Town who are prepared to stand up and shout loudly
about the strengths, characteristics and opportunities of our
wonderful Town of Barry – a great place to live, work and visit.