NEWPORT resident Reg Atkins is the first recipient of the community’s Unsung Hero award.

The award has been given to Reg by the recently formed Newport Good Neighbour scheme.

He received an overwhelming number of nominations.

A member of the Community Hall Committee and the booking member for the hall, Reg is also a member of the Community Forum, as well as the Good Neighbour scheme.

His other activities include cooking for the lunch club.

After receiving the award from Pembrokeshire County Councillor Mike James, Chairman of St Dogmaels Good Neighbours, Reg said: “I feel humbled. I can only do my work with great support from other volunteers and members of the community.”