Crown Glass Shopping named as one of Britain's best high streets
Posted by Ellandi on 1st Oct 2015
Crown Glass Shopping Centre and High Street has, today, been named as one of
the country’s best high streets in the annual Great British High Street
Centre and High Street were named in the top 5 of the ‘Village’ category, narrowly
missing out on going through to the public vote to decide the winner.
Top 5 in the Village category are Brigg, Twyford and West Kilbride – all who go
through to the public vote – and Nailsea and Earl Shilton.
This is the first time, the public has the
chance to vote directly for their best-loved high street online.
understand that this year’s competition saw a record 230 applicants,” says
Charlotte Jarrett, Manager of Crown Glass Shopping “so being names in the top
five is a tremendous accolade.”
now and November, votes can be for one of the top 3 finalists in each of the 7
categories for free via thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk or on
will they get a share of prize pot worth £80,000 including expert training and
tailor-made tips from Google’s training taskforce – the Digital Garage on Tour
– for one hundred of their shops, bars and restaurants.
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.
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.
Glass Shopping and the Nailsea High Street just missed out on the public vote
this year but can take great pride in being named one of Britain’s best high
The Great British High Street Competition
sponsored by Boots, Costa, Post Office, Marks and Spencer and Tesco – is now in its second year and is one of a number of
initiatives to help champion high streets as the cornerstones of the community.
include a billion pound package of investment ranging from targeted business
rate discounts, sensible planning changes and action that reins in over-zealous
first Great British High Street competition last year saw 135 communities
battle it out to be crowned the nation’s best. Belper in Derbyshire emerged as
the overall winner. Belper found that winning not only boosted town pride, but
also had a tangible economic impact with retailers reporting increased
proud that we are being recognised as one of Britain’s best high streets and we
hope this will be a real boom for the town,” continues Charlotte.
alliance of like minded advocates, representing retailers, Town Council and
commercial landlords have worked hard to developing a new look and feel for the
whole Town Centre.”
“The Town Council has given us a great deal of support with this
application which we are very grateful for.”
“Over recent months, new shops have opened in Crown Glass including
Costa, School Togs and Nailsea Cycles which not only improves shopper choice it
creates a focus for the entire community and an attraction for shoppers. This is a great boost for Nailsea, and we
can’t wait to further improve the town in the coming years.”
the public’s votes shortlisted towns will also be inspected by the Future High
judging panel – made up of industry leaders from across retail, property and
year’s competition also sees special recognition prizes for towns that have
become ‘rising stars’, or local people who have made an invaluable personal
contribution to their local high streets being launched.