Prestatyn needs votes in the national competition to find Britain’s best high street.
With one week to go until voting closes, the final rankings release by the Great British High Street Competition has revealed that in the coastal category, Prestatyn is in third place.
- Sea View Street, Cleethorpes
- Falmouth, Cornwall
- Prestatyn, Wales
With the public vote making up 50% of final decision, Prestatyn needs to go all out in the last week before voting closes.
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.
“Prestatyn 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.
This year’s competition saw a record 900 entries across all 14 categories, including the new categories for individuals and shops.
The twenty-seven finalists across the 9 categories for places were announced on 18 October. In the coastal category Prestatyn in Wales is competing against Sea View Street in Cleethorpes and Falmouth in Cornwall.
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 coastal high streets have been inspected by judges from the Post Office. The judges have a 50% say on who wins the competition.