Pateley Bridge front runner to win the Great British High Street Competition, but they still need your vote

is on a roll in the national competition to find Britain’s best high street, but they still need your vote.

With only a few days to go until voting closes, the final rankings release by the Great British High Street Competition has revealed that in the village category, Pateley Bridge has scored a hat trick with first place throughout the public vote.

You can vote here http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/finalist-village

Voting takes only a couple of minutes and you are not added to any mailing lists. Voting closes on 18 November 2016.

  1. Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire Dales
  2. Langport, Somerset
  3. Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria

But with Langport very close behind, Pateley can’t get complacent and will have to keep those votes rolling in during the last week of the competition.

High Streets Minister Andrew Percy said:

Over 300,000 votes have been cast in the competition so far, proving that people are passionate about their high streets up and down the country.

Pateley Bridge did fantastically well to make it into the final three, but now every vote counts and they need an extra push to get them title of Britain’s best high street.

The Great British High Street Competition 2016 celebrates the great work that is being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nation’s high streets. It is one of a number of initiatives to help champion high streets as the cornerstones of the community.

 

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Pateley Bridge

 

This year’s competition saw a record 900 entries across all 14 categories, including the new categories for individuals and shops.

  1. The Great British High Street competition is run by the Department for Communities and Local Government and sponsored by British Land, the Post Office, Holland and Barrett, Boots UK, Google UK, Marks & Spencer, Wilko, Revo and Ellandi.
  2. There are three Great British High Street Rankings Releases over the course of the four-week public vote. They are scheduled for 28 October, 4 November and 11 November. Rankings in each category, from one to three, will be given. Actual voting figures will not be released.
  3. 50% public vote will be used to judge all finalists. Finalists will be awarded points as a percentage of actual votes received.
  4. For more information or to vote for your high street visit the Great British High Street website

The twenty-seven finalists in the 9 categories for places were announced on 18 October. In the village category, Pateley Bridge in the Yorkshire Dales is competing against Kirkby Lonsdale in Cumbria and Langport in Somerset.

Winners in each category will get a share of a prize pot worth £100,000 and expert training from Google’s digital taskforce for shops, bars and restaurants, as well as a trip to Twitter UK’s London office to boost their social media skills.
Alongside the public’s votes shortlisted village high streets have also been inspected by judges from Marks & Spencer, an industry leader in retail. The judges have a 50% say on who wins the competition.

Between now and 18 November you can cast your vote for free via thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk and follow @TheGBHighSt on Twitter.

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