Brigg hoping to pip main rival for high street award

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Brigg is set to finish in second place in the ‘Great British High Street Competition’ for the UK unless it can make up lost ground on the leader West Kilbride.

The Ayrshire seaside town with a fast flowing bubbling burn would appear to have a number of scenic advantages, but the Brigg Business Partnership, who have been pushing local people to vote for the town, remain defiant and also hopeful Brigg can pip its main rival.

At the time of going to press Chris Darlington for Brigg Business Partnership said Brigg was in second place and ‘pushing hard for victory’.

Voting closed last week.

The announcement of the winning town will be made at the Awards Ceremony on Monday 30 November at Admiralty House in London, with Brigg’s Business leaders including Mr Darlington having already been invited.

“The judges’ visit to Brigg went really well,” said Mr Darlington.

“They were impressed with the range of independent traders here and the alleys into the Old Courts Car Park also interested them, particularly the ‘Arches’ project.”