Vote for Brigg to help secure high street win

Brigg High Street EMN-150710-105547001
Brigg High Street EMN-150710-105547001

Brigg has been named as one of the country’s best high streets after being shortlisted in the annual Great British High Street competition.

Wrawby Street has been shortlisted alongside 20 other towns across the UK and is one of the top three in its category, along with Twyford and West Kilbride.

Brigg Town Business Partnership, which led Brigg’s entry for the competition, hopes the town will be successful and is urging people to get behind the town in its effort to be crowned champion.

“We’re proud of Brigg, its high street and historic courts and yards, and hope everyone will vote for the town,” said Jane Kitchen, vice-chairman of the partnership.

“We’re going to be pulling out all the stops to make sure people know about Brigg’s shortlisting.

“Now we just need everyone to show their support and get voting before the end of November.”

If Brigg wins, not only will it get a share of a prize pot worth £80,000, but it will win expert training and tailor-made tips from Google’s training taskforce – the Digital Garage on Tour – for 100 of its shops, bars and restaurants.

This year’s competition saw a record 230 applicants nationwide and will also see 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.

To cast your vote, visit the Great British High Street website or Facebook page. Alongside the public vote, shortlisted towns will also be inspected by the Future High Streets Forum judging panel, made up of industry leaders.