Amble shortlisted for national prize
Amble has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award and could be in the running for a share of a prize pot worth £80,000.
The Great British High Street of the Year Awards is run by the Dept of Communities and Local Government. They chose Amble, Bognor Regis in West Sussex, and Prestatyn in Wales as finalists in the Coastal Community category.
Julia Aston, director of Amble Development Trust said “We entered Amble into the competition, in partnership with Amble Business Club. We’re thrilled to have been shortlisted. It just strengthens our belief that Amble is a fantastic place to live and work.”
This year’s competition saw a record 230 applicants and now, for the first time, 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 via their website or on TheGBHighSt Facebook page. You can also follow them on Twitter @TheGBHighSt.
High Streets Minister Marcus Jones said:
“We had a record amount of high-quality entries to this year’s competition – testament to the pride local people have and brilliant work being done to boost Britain’s high streets.
“The local high street is the life and soul of many towns, villages and cities across the country and these awards are a great opportunity to not only celebrate those that are the best of the best, but also to help others learn their valuable tips for success.
The winner of each category will be decided by a combination of a judge’s visit, and online voting.
Ann Burke, chair of Amble Business Club said “I think it’s fabulous we’ve got this far. It’s a reward for a lot of hard work by a lot of people. Now we have a lovely, vibrant High Street, which is welcoming to visitors. It’s a culmination of everybody’s efforts.”
Now Amble needs your vote. Register your vote before mid Nov at: thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk