South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has paid tribute to all Vale residents recognised in Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Cowbridge town councillor Sue Cox – who was awarded the MBE for political and voluntary service in the Vale of Glamorgan – was nominated by Mr Davies for decades of “unwavering commitment” to the town and charitable sector.
Mr Davies said, “I have known Sue and her husband Geoff for many years – and over a considerable period of time she has been an outstanding servant to Cowbridge and the wider Vale.
“She has served the town with distinction as Mayor – as well as playing a key role on the Town Twinning Association – and serving as sub-warden of Llanblethian Church.
“These are just some of her notable achievements – and it was a huge honour to nominate her for the MBE – which is fully deserved for her dedicated and commitment.”
Other recipients include born scientist Haley Gomez – of Cardiff University – for services to astrophysics, astronomy and outreach services – and Peterston-super-Ely resident John Smart – for services to construction and property industries.
Mr Davies said, “I’d like to congratulate Haley and Jeff for their MBEs – as well as their outstanding work in their respective fields.
“They have proven themselves to be pioneers in physics and property – and I have no doubts there is plenty more to come.
Jeffrey Savory of Barry – meanwhile – was awarded the OBE for services to disability sport.
Mr Savory chaired Special Olympics Wales from 2005 until last year – and has been a leader in the learning disability field for almost 40 years.
Mr Davies said, “Jeff’s work over four decades has been instrumental in helping people with disabilities take part in sport – both in Barry and across the whole of Cardiff and the Vale.
“He has been a true leader – and his work has undoubtedly changed many lives for the better.”