Waltham Cross receives ‘Infrastructure’ award at Visa’s ‘Let’s Celebrate Towns’ ceremony

On Wednesday 13 March at a ceremony held in the House of Lords, Visa, the world leader in digital payments, alongside the British Retail Consortium (BRC) recognised Broxbourne Council for its leadership in infrastructure in Waltham Cross town centre.

The awards are a nationwide showcase designed to highlight the hundreds of towns across the country helping local businesses and communities to thrive.

The Council successfully bid for the Government’s Levelling Up Fund and has ambitious plans to regenerate Waltham Cross town centre. Work on the public realm project, which aims to create a modern and vibrant town centre environment, will begin in May 2024.

Leader of Broxbourne Borough Council, Councillor Lewis Cocking said:

"Winning a ‘Let’s Celebrate Towns’ award is wonderful news for the Waltham Cross community. It brings attention to the many exciting projects in Waltham Cross that are helping to serve different community groups’ needs and opening up new opportunities for businesses”.


Waltham Cross was one of eight towns across the UK to be recognised for its contribution towards driving growth in the local economy and community.

The winning towns will receive £15,000 of direct investment into a local community project or initiative as well as a dedicated programme of support for local businesses.


Mandy Lamb, Managing Director UK & Ireland, Visa, commented: 

"At Visa, we're committed to uplifting economies so that everyone in the local communities they serve can benefit. We're thrilled to run this initiative for the second time, showcasing not only what makes our towns unique but also demonstrate how towns can adapt to new challenges and opportunities by learning and adopting these best practice examples across the nation. This initiative places towns at the forefront of our efforts and supports Visa’s aim of nurturing growth and prosperity at a local level."


Helen Dickinson, CEO, British Retail Consortium, commented: 

“I am delighted to continue this partnership with Visa to celebrate the diversity of our towns and what makes them great places to live and work. Following its success in 2023, and the valuable insights gained from different towns across the country, it is exciting to hear more examples of how areas are helping to support high streets and communities, so that best practice can be spread more widely across the country.”

To find out more about the Waltham Cross regeneration, visit Regeneration – Borough of Broxbourne Council


Published: 18th March 2024