AS chairman of the Saughall Massie Village Conservation Area Society we offer our condolences the family of Conservative Councillor Chris Blakeley who passed away on January 15.

Chris has been our local Conservative councillor for 20 years and diligently represented us on many issues of concern to residents.

His attention to the problems of residents throughout the Moreton / Saughall Massie area was faultless.

Many of us considered Chris a friend as well as our councillor and he will be deeply missed by residents of all political persuasions.

In memorian we recognise all his good work on our behalf and we take pleasure in having known him.

Les Spencer, chairman SMVCAS.