Leominster has this week been named as one of the country’s best high streets by being shortlisted in the third annual Great British High Street competition.
Leominster high street has been named alongside Dornoch and Stockton on Tees as one of the top 3 in the Rising Star category.
To be crowned champion, Leominster needs your votes. This year’s competition saw a record 900 entries across all 14 categories, including the new categories for individuals and shops. Now the shortlist has been drawn up and the public has the chance to vote directly for their best-loved high street online. Between now and November you can cast your vote for free here http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/finalist-rising-star
If Leominster wins, not only will they get a share of prize pot worth £100,000, but they’ll win expert training from Google’s digital taskforce for shops, bars and restaurants and a trip to Twitter UK’s London office to further boost their social media skills.
The Great British High Street Competition 2016 celebrates the great work that is being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nation’s high streets. It is one of a number of initiatives to help champion high streets as the cornerstones of the community.The Government is helping local business communities adapt to the changing face of high streets, with a £6.7 billion package of business rates support, to cut the rates for 900,000 businesses – with 600,000 now paying none at all.
Bill Wiggin MP, for North Herefordshire, has given his backing to Leominster High Street saying
“It is a fantastic achievement for Leominster High Street to reach the final of this competition and is great reward for the men and women who work so hard every day serving the community.
“Leominster has a wide range of excellent independent shops and it is a delight to see the High Street thriving. I would urge everyone to vote for Leominster so that they get the recognition they so richly deserve.”
You can vote every day at http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/finalist-rising-star so go online and cast your votes for North Herefordshires now famous Market Town of Leominster.