LOCAL transport campaigner, Hatti Woakes, was presented with a British Empire Medal at County Hall, Haverfordwest.

Mrs Woakes, secretary of the North Pembrokeshire Transport Forum, was awarded the BEM in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June for services to Transport.

The medal was presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Dyfed, The Hon. Robin Lewis OBE.

Mrs Woakes led the campaign for the re-opening of the Fishguard and Goodwick rail station last year. She was also directly involved in the preparation of the new timetables and is working for the integration of bus and rail services.

The Citation - read by Pembrokeshire County Council Chairman, Councillor Arwyn Williams – said her work had led to improvements in service provision in areas of public transport.

It added: “She is the unpaid secretary for the forum and her dedication and enthusiasm is beyond the requirement of the position.”