Trowbridge town crier and well known member of the community is retiring from Shaw Trust Palmer Gardens after 20 years of service.

Seventy-three year old Trevor Heeks has made a name for himself in the local area after working for Shaw Trust for two decades, helping disabled people develop essential employability skills which they put into practise.

Mr Heeks said: "I am sad to be leaving Palmers today. This is the most rewarding job I have ever been in, and I have been working since I was four and half and could stir the milk on my auntie's milk truck.

"Its so great seeing how these people progress, some wouldn't even speak when they came to us and they have now developed employability skills and are so much more confident.

Mr Heeks was born in the Cotswolds but moved to Wiltshire in the 1960s and worked as a butcher and in the cement works before working with Shaw Trust and becoming town crier.

He has taken part in the Town Crier World Championships and was presented with the title of Herald of Leer last year.

Although retiring, Mr Heeks has no plans to slow down his busy life, and will be spending more time with his 18 month old grandson and is still involved with the Lions Club.