Romford BID were delighted to receive two awards!
The first award came in the “Business Improvement District of the Year” category and not only did the BID receive GOLD they were category winners!
Julie reflected that this award would not have been possible with the collaboration of the Pocket Park Project with Things Made Public and Wayward. The pocket parks have brought more colour to the town along with the hanging baskets and planters and really do brighten up Romford with their lovely stencilling that was co-created with groups in Romford.
The second award came in the “Living Wall” category and saw the Romford BID itself recognised with a silver gilt and again were category winners.
Commenting on the London in Bloom competition, Julie admitted she was so excited to have received these two awards which really do represent a big vote of confidence in the town centre. She said,
"On joining the BID in 2020, it was apparent to me that the well-expressed desire of businesses and residents for a greener town centre had been left unfulfilled. This is why I made it my number one priority. Like the gardener, we started with the seed (our hanging baskets), we carefully cultivated the space (the Living Walls and planters) and now we can stand back and admire how things have blossomed and grown (the Pocket Parks project)."