Tributes have been paid to former Bishop's Castle mayor Karen Bavastock who has died aged 52.

Bishop's Castle Town Council described the former councillor as a community stalwart who represented the town with such pride.

Mayor Councillor Josh Dickin said: “Karen was a one of a kind, a real doer and a person who truly had the best interests of Bishop’s Castle at her heart.”

The Town Council said Karen was a very well-known and respected figure throughout the town, who worked tirelessly for the town.

As a mark of respect, a minute silence was observed by the town council to remember her, and the town flag on the Town Hall was at half mast until sunset on the day of her funeral.

Karen died suddenly at home on June 9. Her funeral took place at St Michael and All Angels Church, Lydbury North on June 25.