Young people are often not credited with taking an active role in their communities, but a group of Pembrokeshire young farmers is bucking the trend.

Llysyfran YFC have won a top national award for their active role in enhancing their local environment.

The club won the ‘countryside and environment’ category of Wales YFC’s community and environment challenge for undertaking numerous project throughout the past year, including opening up and re-stoning a historic local church path, re-decorating Clarbeston Road Memorial Hall, and maintaining and managing a traditional hedgerow which had overgrown, making it difficult for residents to reach the local bus shelter.

Members also organised community events, including a safe local bonfire display and a 10km run around a local reservoir to promote healthy living.

Wales YFC Rural affairs committee chairman, Rhys Evans said: “The awards are a great way of getting members to work together and learn new skills. They also ultimately benefit the wider Welsh environment and rural community.” “Llysyfran YFC were worthy winners of the countryside and environment category. The five projects that they have undertaken within their community will benefit the local environment and residents for a number of years to come.”

Llysyfran YFC received their award at the Royal Welsh Smallholders and Garden Festival.