AN ILKLEY Rotarian has been congratulated for providing 50 years of outstanding service.

Ilkley Rotary Club member Allan Barnes was presented with a 50th Year Service Certificate by Assistant District Governor and Skipton Craven Rotary Club member Brian Stott. Mr Barnes first became involved with the Rotary movement on December 9, 1969 when he joined the Rotary Club of Preston South in Rotary District 1190.

He joined Ilkley in 1982, serving as its President from 1988 to 1989, and has received the District Governors Award. Ilkley Rotary Club President Glynne Edwards said: “We all join in congratulating Allan for his outstanding service.”