Support your local high street

9:50am Wednesday 27th August 2014

THE Great British High Street is the heart of every community.

There’s growing optimism now that the future of the high street is looking bright once again as they adapt and innovate for the modern shopper by embracing new technologies like click and collect.

A new competition is searching for Britain’s best high streets.

Yours could be one of them.

Many local people are already proud of their local high street — all testament to the tireless work of town teams, local councils and community groups.

This competition represents a chance to gain well deserved recognition for your local area, win a share of the £50,000 cash prize and tailored support and mentoring from leading industry experts.

There are seven categories to enter: city centres, town centres, market towns, coastal communities, villages, parades and London.

The Government is doing its bit and has committed to high streets as part of our long-term economic plan.

It is supporting local shops and businesses with a billion pound package of investment that includes targeted business rate discounts, sensible planning changes and action that reins in over-zealous parking practices.

So please show your support for your high street nominations on twitter using #GBHighSt or visit thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk Penny Mordaunt High Streets Minister

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