PEOPLE on a Huddersfield housing estate have said a special "thank you" to their extra- special caretaker.
Mick Lockwood, 44, is a caretaker on the Brackenhall estate.
But he also has special responsibility for the Deighton Brackenhall Initiative, which involves the demolition and rebuilding of a large proportion of the estate.
Mr Lockwood, of Bradley Boulevard, helps tenants on the day they move out of their old homes and into their new ones.
He takes off internal doors if they belong to the tenants, digs up plants they want to take with them and makes sure plumbers, electricians and joiners are there when needed.
But he was lost for words when grateful tenants presented him with more than £100 worth of gift vouchers.
"I was taken aback," he said. "I didn't know what to say." Mr Lockwood said he worked hard and out of hours, but it was through choice.
"If I'm asked to do something, I do not like to leave it until the next day. I like to get things done there and then."
Mr Lockwood, who has two daughters aged 16 and 21, officially works from 8am to 4pm, but is often seen at his labours at 5.30pm.
He was brought up on the estate and attended Fartown Secondary School. His father, Joseph, lives on Crest Hill Road and sometimes he ends up working for him.
Mrs Margaret Lees, secretary of the tenants' and residents' association, said: "He does everything for everyone, of whatever age.
"Kirklees Council has a lot of reports about bad workers, but we have a good one here and we want to keep him.
He goes out of his way to help," added Mrs Lees.
The idea of the gift was sparked by residents of old people's bungalows who are in their 90s, blind and disabled.
"They had to move out of their homes because of the demolition," said Mrs Lees.
"Mick ensured everything went smoothly. He even offered to lend them his mobile phone."