Penarth Civic Society has confirmed that award-winning Penarth architect Chris Loyn has now stepped down as the president of the society.
Mr Loyn has told the society that there has been a ” significant increase” in the demands on his business and he can no longer devote the time to the president’s role which it deserves.
Civic Society chairman James Long has thanked Chris Loyn for the “sterling work” he has carried out for the Society – a sentiment reflected in a round of applause by delegates at the Society’s Annual General Meeting held at All Saints Lesser Hall.
One of the original founder members of the Penarth Civic Society, Audrey Poole, has agreed to succeed Mr Loyn as president at least for the coming year. Ms Poole – a well-known figure in Penarth – is also the society’s archivist and has extensive knowledge of conservation issues .