Great British High Street competition: Earl Shilton has been shortlisted
Published Friday, 03 October 2014
Issued on behalf of Department for Communities and Local Government.
We are running a competition to find the Great British High Street. You will be pleased to learn that Earl Shilton has entered and been shortlisted in the village category. Many of your readers will be proud of their local high street and this competition is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your town to the country.
We want to recognise the efforts of those who have worked so hard to improve Earl Shilton.
People can show support their support for your high street on twitter using #GBHighSt or by visiting http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/
I am determined to do all I can to share the great work that’s gone into reviving our high streets so other areas can benefit and in entering this competition Earl Shilton has helped us do that too.
It is also 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.
The high street has been the cornerstone of the community for decades and today we are seeing them re-emerge with a renewed sense of self confidence.
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.
But fundamentally it’s about hard working traders, community groups and representatives making a difference. Thank you all for getting behind this important competition and good luck to your high street!
High Streets Minister Penny Mordaunt MP
Department for Communities and Local Government
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