A plaque in memory of a former council clerk has been placed in a popular Ammanford attraction which she made happen.

Miriam Phillips filled the role as Ammanford Town Council clerk for 22 years and passed away in August 2016.

Speaking at the time of Miriam’s death, Councillor Deian Harries said: “Miriam was a fantastic lady who put Ammanford first.

“The news of her sudden passing is devastating, and she will be solely missed by everyone on the town council.

“She loved Ammanford and was the instigator of many features in the town including the splash pads, they were her baby.

“Onn behalf of the town council, we are all sending our condolences to the whole family during this sad time.”

A plaque has been placed on one of the children’s tables near the splash pads at Ammanford Park.

Miriam established Ammanford Twinning Association in 1997 and had served as clerk to Ammanford Town Council for 22 years, during which time she introduced numerous community projects such as the annual Young at Heart Christmas Party and the Annual Ammanford Eisteddfod.

Since Miriam’s passing, her children Rebecca Griffiths and Rhodri Phillips have raised money for the hospital where she spent her last days.

During her short time spent at the Peony Ward and Intensive Care Unit at Prince Phillip Hospital, Miriam requested that her children raised funds for the unit.

The duo immediately went about organising a charity fashion show, a pre-loved pop up sale and ran the Cardiff Half Marathon in 2016 for the first time as a brother and sister team.

Rebecca said: “It came as an enormous shock when our mother sadly passed away, just three months after she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

“We are extremely grateful to all those who have contributed in memory of our mother.

"She was a wonderful person, very caring and supportive of so many local community initiatives.”

Rebecca added: “We sincerely hope that the money raised shows our appreciation for such an invaluable breast care facility in west Wales and will also help to make a difference to other families experiencing difficult times.”