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Maryport town team shortlisted for national award

10 June 2014

The Love Maryport Town Team has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award, which recognises their work for the town. 

The Association of Town and City Management (ATCM) has shortlisted the team as finalists in the ‘Town Team of the Year’ category in the 2014 National Partnership Awards. The awards celebrate the positive contribution that people make to towns and cities across the country.

The management of Maryport town centre is provided by Allerdale Borough Council which was instrumental in setting up the team led by the Town Centre Manager, Toni Magean.

The Town Team is made up of over 40 local organisations, businesses and individuals who have a shared vision of improving the physical attractiveness and vibrancy of Maryport’s retail offer, visitor attractions, and public areas for the benefit of people who live, work and visit the town.

Recent successful initiatives introduced by the Love Maryport Town Team have included:

·         Love Maryport (MyCumbria) Reward Card to support and promote independent businesses

·         Hidden Britain Project workshops to develop joint working and identifying the  strengths and weaknesses of local businesses through a mystery shopping exercise

·         Love Maryport website and Smart Phone App to give all town centre businesses an online presence

·         Street cleans to make the town more attractive to spend time in as well as repairing and repainting street furniture along the town’s picturesque promenade

Councillor Michael Heaslip, Allerdale Borough Council’s Executive Member for Locality Services, said: “Maryport’s Town Team is thriving and their work has been creating a real buzz locally. They are a great example of how a fairly small group working together can really make a big difference to the community.

“It is only right that their ongoing efforts should be acknowledged at a national level and being shortlisted for this award is justified recognition of the teamwork and commitment that has gone into making sure that Maryport continues to move forward.”

The ATCM Awards will take place on Thursday 26th June in Dundee. Also shortlisted in the Town Team of the Year category with Maryport are Buxton, Cookstown and Sevenoaks.

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