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Councillor wants to see Timperley come Top of The Shops - Manchester Gazette | Manchester's Newspaper

Councillor wants to see Timperley come Top of The Shops

A Conservative councillor is encouraging communities to vote to ensure Timperley comes out top of the shops.

Village ward councillor Laura Evans is asking people to nominate their best local shops and businesses in the upcoming Great British High Street Awards 2018.

The awards, sponsored by Visa, are designed to celebrate the high street and encourage communities to share top tips to ensure they thrive in the future.

Community teams, councils and trading associations can register their local high streets by visiting thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk Members of the local community can also register their high street by getting in touch with their MP or local council.

The 26 shortlisted entries in the Champion High Street category and 12 Rising Stars will be announced in October. They will then go through to a public vote and be visited by a judging panel made up of industry leaders from across retail, property and business.

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Britain’s best high street will be announced in November, with the winner receiving a £10,000 cash prize for a local community project.

Talking about the awards, Laura, who spends every morning on a dawn patrol watering baskets and planters in the village, said: “The high street is at the centre of many of our communities and this competition is designed to celebrate the creativity of the many businesses and shops which are so vital to preserving them

“We have some fantastic small businesses here in Timperley and I would urge everyone here to get involved in this important competition and enter their favourites in the Great British High Street Awards 2018.”

Secretary of State for Communities, James Brokenshire MP, added: “The Great British High Street Awards acknowledge how vital high streets are to our nation. They are crucial in creating jobs, nurturing small businesses and driving local and regional economies.

“As a government, we are committed to ensuring high streets continue to thrive and I’m delighted to support this brilliant competition.”

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