TENBURY’S longest serving councillor has been recognised for 30 years of service during which he has attended hundreds of meetings.

He was one of the award winners announced at the annual town meeting.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions town council meetings have been held online now for more than a year and so the actual handover of the awards will need to wait.

Jonathan Morgan has been a member of the town council since 1991 during which time he has attended hundreds of meetings.

He has seen many changes during that time including the refurbishment of the Regal Cinema with £700,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund, the building of the Tesco supermarket on the former cattle market site and also the expansion of Tenbury High School and its move to become part of the Ormiston Academy.

For many years Mr Morgan worked at Bowketts supermarket in the town before being made redundant.

He has seen the town severely damaged by two major floods, last year and a decade ago that led to businesses having to close and, in some cases, permanently. In the past year he has seen the town and its businesses devastated by the coronavirus.