A much missed villager who served Colnbrook as its parish councillor and pharmacist has had a bench dedicated to him.

Cllr Kishorbhai Laxman, 60, had served as his village's pharmacist for 32 years before he died in 2017.

His work was recognised nationally when he received the national award for Community Pharmacy of the Year in 2013. A year later he was made an honorary freeman of the parish of Colnbrook - the award being presented to him by the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire Mary Bayliss.

He served as a parish councillor for almost 20 years.

His involvement with the village included fund raising to build the Village Hall, being a vital 'backstage' member of Colnbrook Amateur Stage Theatre and organising the moving and memorable First World War 100th anniversary commemoration.

Only two weeks before he died he was organising the village's Christmas party.

The parish council paid for the new bench dedicated to the man known to everybody in the village as 'K'.

It has been placed on the grassy corner junction of Vicarage Way and Colnbrook High Street.

K's widow Gita cut the ribbon to unveil the bench on Sunday in the presence of their daughter Nisha and granddaughter Shriya, as well as Colnbrook parish council chairman Cllr Puja Bedi.