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Made Public receives special recognition award for its efforts in making Romford ‘a better place’

PUBLISHED: 15:00 15 February 2017

Made Public team Charlotte Trower, Sarah Walters and Lauren Martin

Made Public team Charlotte Trower, Sarah Walters and Lauren Martin

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A community initiative has received a special recognition award for making the town a “better place to live, work and socialise”.

Those behind Made Public led the way in Romford competing for the title of Best High Street in London as part of the Great British High Street competition last year.

Despite going to great lengths to show off the town, giving the judges a guided tour of businesses, the market and new co-working space The Retailery, Romford was awarded third place.

But Made Public is one of twelve individuals, teams and schemes across the country to receive a special recognition commendation from High Streets minister Andrew Percy for its tireless work since 2012 to revive the reputation of Romford.

In a letter address to the team, he said: “The success of our high streets in boosting local economies and creating and protecting jobs relies on the support of an army of local traders and volunteers.

“Made Public and the other special recognition award winners are fantastic examples of people who give their all - day in and day out - to make our communities better places to live, work and socialise, as well as shop.

“I’d like to commend the team at Made Public for their fantastic contribution and thank them for their hard work in Romford.”

The community scheme is also behind projects including Colour in Romford, The Retailery and have also taken on the running of The Quadrant shopping arcade.

Lauren Martin of Made Public said: “We’re incredibly passionate about Romford and the work that we do here.

“We’re absolutely over the moon to have been recognised for our work by Andrew Percy MP in the shape of this special recognition award and are looking forward to unveiling all our forthcoming projects to Romford and beyond.”

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