On 3rd September 2020 Karen Thomson the caretaker for our Blackley estate suddenly passed away. This was a great shock to everyone. Karen had lived there for 40 years and been the caretaker for 25 of these. In the following weeks residents kindly contributed to a collection so that they could have a bench in memory of Karen. I am pleased to report that this bench is now in place to the rear of Karen’s flat. We have also planted a blossom tree which in years to come will continue to bloom.