It was with great sadness that I learnt from her devoted family that Dilys Colbourne MBE passed away on Sunday 2nd June.
Dilys was a pioneering and visionary campaigner, playing a leading role in the Barry Citizens Action Group. She successfully fought the campaign to keep Central Park ‘green’, obtaining funding to refurbish the Park with play facilities and sculptures, and the rebuilding of the Library and Art Gallery.
Obtaining Green Flag status for Central Park was a triumph, and in 2014 and I joined the ceremony with the late Mayor of Barry Town Council, Councillor Jeff Evans.
My most recent memories take me to Cwm Talwg Nature Reserve on a Sunday morning, with a flask of coffee and a working party to keep the Woodland habitable for birds and wildlife led by Dilys Colbourne MBE.
My sincerest condolences and thoughts are with her family. We celebrate her life as a great citizen of Barry.