Petworth is in the running to win a cash prize as part of a nationwide search for the Britain’s best high street.
The market town, in the heart of the South Downs has applied for the Rising Star Great British High Street award, in recognition of the town team’s efforts to revitalise the area.
If successful, Petworth will win a share of the cash prize pot, and dedicated support and mentoring from industry experts which could range from one to one coaching to advice on digital marketing.
The competition is a great way of sharing successful ideas to regenerate high streets and make them vibrant places to shop and socialise.
Alex Rees, Chairman of the Petworth Business Association said:
“Market towns are a vital part of our community and make an important contribution to the economy through the millions of pounds they generate and the hundreds of jobs they support in retail, leisure and other businesses.
“There’s a renewed buzz on our high streets and this competition is searching for the very best ideas, innovation and creativity.
“This is great news for our town centre and fingers crossed our entry will be successful.”
There are seven separate categories in recognition of the diversity of Britain’s high streets: City Centre; London; Town Centre; Market Town; Coastal Community; Village and parade of shops.
The public can support the Town nomination at www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk and if shortlisted will be able to vote for their favourite high street.
Promoting your high street by using #GBHighSt hashtag on Twitter and encourage others to use it too!