LEOMINSTER Town Council has received an award from the Ministry of Defence.

The council has been recognised by the Ministry of Defence awards for their support to the armed forces community and has been awarded a silver award as part of the employer recognition scheme.

This award has recognised the support it has provided to veterans, reservists, spouses, cadet forces, volunteers and cadets.

The silver award requires employers to ensure that members of the forces community are not disadvantaged, have positive policies, employ at least one person from the armed forces, shown support for reservists and align values with their armed forces covenant.

The council is one of eight organisations in Herefordshire to receive a silver award.

Leominster mayor John Rumsey said he was pleased with the award and recognition the council has received.

He said: "It is always a joy to receive the recognition.

"The effort and time put into these activities has been a pleasure and our team have enjoyed the interaction and being able to support such a worthy cause."

Coun Clive Thomas said the award was well deserved as the council team had worked hard over the past few years, from hosting Armed Forces Day to supporting the cadets.