Sr Bonaventure retires from Brecon Town Council, Wales

SISTER Bonaventure Kelleher of the Ursuline Convent in Brecon has been presented with gifts after she had to step down from her position with the town council.

The former teacher has been a co-opted member of Brecon Town Council’s environment committee for many years.

But due to her recent poor health Sister Bonaventure has been unable to continue as a co-opted member and Mayor Ieuan Williams and town clerk Fiona Williams visited her to thank her for her contribution over the years, on behalf of the environment committee and the council.

Cllr Williams presented Sister Bonaventure with a paperweight engraved with the Town Council crest, a basket of flowers and a letter of appreciation.

He said: “Sister Bonaventure has contributed her vast array of knowledge to the meetings, with particular relevance being in relation to the history of Brecon.

“Myself and the clerk enjoyed listening to Sister’s historical tales of theatre in Brecon which included names of mayors who had been ‘patrons’ of performances held in the town hundreds of years earlier.

“Sister Bonaventure’s particular area of interest lies in theatrical history and the information that she has unearthed during years of research is now an invaluable record of the history of Brecon, for which the town council thanks her wholeheartedly.”

Councillor Martin Weale had suggested the council should make a gift to Sister Bonaventure to thank her for her work after after she sent a postcard to the council to say she could no longer continue in the role.