ACS: Census 2021 Celebrates Values of Local Shops

Taking place on 21st March, this year’s census is not only about collecting essential information that underpins decisions that impact everyone, it is about celebrating ordinary people and the extraordinary contributions they have made to their communities.

Census 2021 will be the 22nd census of England and Wales and to mark the occasion, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) is awarding 22 local community heroes with bespoke purple plaques which can be displayed at either their workplace, home or in the wider community.

The competition which received hundreds of entries across England and Wales, has awarded convenience retailers Mirta and Jason Beasant for their services to their local community in Laleston throughout the pandemic, providing parcels to those shielding and going above and beyond whilst running their local shop.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “Local shops operate in the heart of their communities and are lifelines for their customers. This has been particularly evident throughout the course of the coronavirus pandemic as more people turned to their local convenience store for access to essential products and services.

“We are absolutely delighted that this hard work has been recognised and we would like to congratulate Mirta and Jason Beasant on being awarded a purple plaque and thank them for their commitment to their village.”

The census is a survey that happens every ten years and helps plan funding and provision of public services.

More information on the 2021 Census Heroes and how to fill out the census is available here:

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