Voting for the Great British High Street Awards for 2019 closes at a minute to midnight on Monday 7 October.
The Great British High Street of the Year Awards, which is run by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG), is an annual competition inviting Town Teams and recognised local partnerships to nominate a high street in their area to celebrate the diversity and services that British high streets provide.
20% of each high street’s score is from public online voting on the Great British High Street website.
A list of 2018 winners can be seen at this LINK.
The shortlist for this year’s awards are:
1. Champion Award Finalists:
o England: Hitchin, Grimsby and Belper.
o Scotland: Sturriff, Prestwick and Alness.
o Wales: Narberth, Swansea and Treorchy.
o Northern Ireland: Newtownards, Senniskillen and Lisburn.
2. Rising Star Awards:
o England: Wellington, Daventry, Northwich, Willesden, Colchester, Rochdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Stockton-on-Tees, Whitstaple and Ashby de la Zouch.
o Scotland: Falkirk, Lanark, Cowdenbeath, Castle Douglas and Kelso.
o Wales: Caernarfon, Carmarthen, Llanelli, Mold, Welshpool, Calicott, and Pembroke.
o Northern Ireland: Armagh, Newry, Ballymena and Carrickfergus.
3. High Street Hero finalists
o Laura Armstrong, Belper.
o Alison Boa , Aberfoyle.
o Sam Carr, Bridgwater Town.
o Joshua Cashell, Crickhowell.
o Marj Chalmers, Turriff.
o Dean Christy, Crickhowell.
o Cynthia Davis, Ystradgynlais.
o Rachel Dodd, Stockton on Tees.
o Adrian Emmett, Treorchy.
o Jim Freeman, Sheffield.
o Stephen Harris, Hoddesdon.
o Les Hume, Belfast.
o Chris Isaac, Boston.
o Scott James, Ammanford.
o Geraldine Lawless, Portadown.
o Chloe Masefield, Crickhowell.
o Emma Mason, Alderley Edge.
o Peter Murray, Knutsford.
o Deri Reed, Carmarthen.
o Nicky Stirling, Falkirk.
o Ali Uygun, Merthyr Tydfil, and
o Emma Wareing, Morecambe.
o Patricia Webb, Crickhowell.
Further information about the awards, together with other useful resources, is available on the Great British High Street 2019 website.