Nominate a place for the Great British High Street of the Year Award

News story posted: 11/08/2016

great british high street of the year awardCommunities are invited to nominate their town or high street for the Great British High Street of the Year Award 2016.


There are 9 categories for place awards and 4 categories for awards for individuals. There are new categories this year, such as the Rising Star Award which is for high streets that are starting to turn around their fortunes, and High Street Heroes which will celebrate local business owners and managers that have contributed to their towns and high streets.


Community councils might be particularly interested in nominating places for the Village, Coast Community, and Town Centre categories. Last year West Kilbride won in the Village category; Broxburn won in 2014 in the same category.


The awards are run by Great British High Street, which is government funded and aims to provide resources for high street regeneration and celebrate innovative work going on in high streets across Britain.


After the closing date a shortlist will be created, which will narrow down the entrants to a maximum of 3 finalists for each award category. The public will then be invited to vote for their favourite; public vote will count for 50% of the overall result, expert judges will count for 50%. The winner of the Great British High Street of the Year Award will be decided by judges and chosen from the finalist list.


The deadline for applications is 9th September 2016. For more information, including how to nominate, go to http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/high-street-of-the-year-award.

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