I would like very much to thank Blackburn with Darwen’s lady mayor, Coun Karimeh Foster, for her unstinting work during her year of office.

Nothing has been too much trouble. When asked to present awards on our St George’s day celebrations, she not only came and presented the awards, but unasked stayed a couple of hours in the bitter cold helping us to give out roses.

What’s more, she then returned on the Monday to help us again, much more than was asked or expected.

It was beyond the call of duty and was very much appreciated.

It’s so good to see people who are in office actually doing the things they were elected for, which as we know is not always the case.

Thank you, lady mayor, it’s been a pleasure to meet you.

Margo Grimshaw, Blackburn.