Last week, Dorothy Wood, chair of Abbey Close Tenants and Residents Association (TRA), joined celebrities and figures from the arts, sciences and charities when she received the British Empire Medal for her services to her community in Radcliffe.

With over 40 members, the TRA plays an essential role in supporting their community, along with other groups across the borough. They provide a voice for local people, bid for funding and work closely with Six Town Housing and other local agencies to influence decisions about services available to residents.

Dorothy Wood, said, “While I don’t normally like a lot of fuss, the event was really special. I would have loved to have more members of the TRA with me but, with the current situation, they couldn’t be there unfortunately. The Vice Lord Lieutenant was a lovely man and made me feel like a queen.”

Sharon McCambridge, Chief Executive at Six Town Housing, said, “We’re all thrilled that Dorothy has got this award, it’s really well deserved. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to have worked with her and everyone at the TRA over the years. They have made such a massive difference to everyone in their community.”

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