A GOLCAR pensioner has been honoured by the Prime Minister for her community work.
Margaret Bell, who lives on the Sycamore estate, met Tony Blair at a reception held during his recent visit to Shipley.
He had asked that his Yorkshire MPs nominate one person from each of their constituencies who had done outstanding work in the community.
All the nominees attended the Shipley reception, where they were praised by the Prime Minister.
Mrs Bell was selected by Colne Valley MP Kali Mountford for the work she has done for the Golcar community.
Ms Mountford said: "Margaret was an obvious choice for the tremendous amount of work she has done over many years."
Mrs Bell is chair of the Botham Hall and Trees Tenants' and Residents' Association and a member of Kirklees Council Housing Board.
She is also a member of Kirklees Federation of Tenants' and Residents' Associations and is currently involved in attempts to re-establish allotments for residents on land off Sycamore Avenue.
She has also helped set up the Drop By Centre on Golcar's Sycamore estate, a one-stop shop where people can get advice from agencies including the Citizens' Advice Bureau and Kirklees Neighbourhood Housing.
Mrs Bell was modest about her achievements and said she was thrilled to have met the Prime Minister.