Community bus driver picks up first award in Brecon Beacons


A community bus driver has been recognised for his services to the people of the Brecon Beacons after winning a shopping centre’s first award.

Lyndon Price took the Beacon of Brecon award – the first in a year-long series from Bethel Square – after coming top of a public vote.

Lyndon was nominated for driving the ‘Dial a Ride Brecon Beacons’ bus and the superb service he provides to those who may not be able to venture outside their homes. The nomination went on to say that without this facility the young, old and vulnerable people who benefit, wouldn’t receive any of the social interaction that a trip into town provides.

Those who voted echoed the sentiments, stating that he ‘goes beyond the call of duty’, and ‘he genuinely cares for the people he transports’.

As well as taking the title, Lyndon won £250 in gift vouchers.

Lyndon said: “I was shocked and delighted to hear that I had won this accolade.  It’s so nice to hear that an incredible number of people voted for me and shared their kind words.  I don’t see my role as work as I truly enjoy seeing and interacting with all my passengers.  I’m going to spend some of my prize on helping to create parcels for homeless people.  Thank you to everyone who voted for me.”

Nick Yates, spokesperson for Bethel Square, commented: “We were overwhelmed with the interest expressed in the first of our awards.  All nominations were worthy of winning which is why we left it to the public to vote.  Congratulations Lyndon – you are a community champion and an inspiration!”

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