OVER the last year Heather Lewis has worked tirelessly, leading a team to develop the old Presteigne Reservoir with a series of new paths that provide access from the historic site of The Warden in Presteigne.

She also provided a comprehensive set of interpretation boards which explain the history of Presteigne's first public water supply.

In 2013 Cllrs Kirkby and Wilding persuaded Welsh Water to gift the reservoir with a small legacy payment to the town council with a view to integrating it into the Warden and Eddie's meadow.

And six years later this has finally been achieved, for which the council is extremely grateful to Heather.

Heather would like to thank Steve Gealy and Phil Stallard with his volunteers from Powys CC for their help in putting in the paths, Colin Kirkby for his help and in particular researching its history, John Wilding and Good Brothers for the posts and oak frames for the interpretation boards, Barrington Print for the excellent job they did in printing the boards and of course the Warden volunteers who helped.

Presteigne's Mayor, Cllr Trevor Owens said  'The Warden is one of the jewels in the crown in our community and the fact it looks so good is largely down to the hard work of Heather and her volunteers.

'Congratulations to everyone involved in this project - it's been a lot of work for a whole host of people but I am sure anyone who has been up to the Warden to take a look will agree it has been well worth the effort.'