I HAVE just read that Councillor Harry Andrews is standing down as the leader of Caerphilly Borough Council at its AGM on the 8th May.

I have known Harry for over 30 years working with him in Gelligaer District Council, Rhymney Valley Council and Caerphilly County Borough Council.

It was my privilege and pleasure to have served under his leadership as a cabinet member from 2004-2008 and as his deputy from 2006-2008. I am pleased that he will be staying on as a member for Gilfach, a community he has served for so many years.

I would like to wish Harry and his wife Doreen the very best for the future.

Gwyn Price Assembly Member for Islwyn Blackwood