Vote for Colne in Best High Street contest!

Independent retailer Ruth Crompton voting for Colne at her Dressing Room dress agency in Albert Road. (S)

Independent retailer Ruth Crompton voting for Colne at her Dressing Room dress agency in Albert Road. (S)

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Colne needs your help to be crowned as Britain’s best high street as the countdown to the vote deadline continues.

Pendle’s finalist is currently in third position against Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds and Helmsley in North Yorkshire but your vote can help take Colne to the top step of the podium.

Anyone with a passion for Colne should make online voting part of their daily routine

Sarah Cockburn-Price

“We’re in the final stages before the judges decide if Colne will win Best Market Town in UK and every vote counts,” said Coun. Sarah Cockburn-Price, Chairman of Colne Town Council, who helped write the bid.

She added: “The number of votes for Colne makes up 50% of final decision. And the organisers of the Great British High Street of the Year awards have made it clear you can vote once a day per email address – so please do your bit for Colne!

“Anyone with a passion for Colne should make online voting part of their daily routine.”

Winners get a share of a prize pot worth £80,000 which includes expert training and tailor-made tips from Google’s taskforce to help shops, bars and restaurants in the town.

Pendle Council’s Town Centres Officer, Paul Collins, who co-ordinated Colne’s bid to win, said: “The judges watched the premiere of a short video made by Colne film maker Matt Gartside of Darkside Photography.

“It featured the town and local retailers and the judges absolutely loved it!

“Everyone can now see the video, via Pendle Council’s website, Facebook and Twitter and via Colne Town Council’s website and via Vimeo. Watch it and cast your votes for Colne!”

Voting closes on Friday, November 13th. Go to www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/finalist-market-town to vote. Go to https://vimeo.com/143990518 to view the video on Vimeo.

“Make this last day a lucky day for Pendle,” urged Leader of the Council, Coun. Mohammed Iqbal.

“It’ll be a great boost to the area if we win this award,” he said.