A council committee member in Ceredigion has been honoured for his service.

John Weston received recognition at an Ethics and Standards Committee meeting held on December 4.

His term of office ended on February 22, 2024, following his role as vice-chairman on the committee.

Mr Weston, a former town planner turned performance auditor for Wales Audit Office, retired in 2013.

He was appointed as an independent member of the Ethics and Standards Committee in February 2018 and was elected vice-chairman in May 2021.

Llinos James will replace him.

Mr Weston's contributions were praised by Councillor Bryan Davies, leader of Ceredigion County Council.

Councillor Davies said: "The council has benefitted from years of advice and considerations provided by John.

"We welcome the new members of the committee and their input to the function of the committee will be greatly appreciated, so we wish Llinos a warm welcome."

Caryl Davies, chairperson of the Ethics and Standards Committee, said: "I would like to express my appreciation to John for his commitment to promoting high standards of behaviour within the council and beyond, and for the contribution he has made to the work of the Ethics and Standards Committee during his time on the committee."

Local authorities' Standards Committees exist to promote and safeguard the standards that the public expect from their elected representatives.

The Ethics and Standards Committee, featuring five independent members, two county councillors, and two town/community councillors, convene quarterly.

Reports, including dispensation applications, can be found on the Council's website.