Barnoldswick seeking second gold by defence of High Street award

Barnoldswick town centre.
Barnoldswick town centre.
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Barnoldswick is going for gold again in Great British High Street competition.

A winner in 2014, Barnoldswick is in the running to win up to £50,000 in prize money again as part of a nationwide search for the Britain’s best high street.

Barnoldswick has applied for the parade of shops Great British High Street award, in recognition of the town team’s efforts to revitalise the area. This includes the huge team of volunteers working to improve the town; from litter-picking to planting to putting on events.

If successful, Barnoldswick 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.

Co-chairmen of Barnoldswick’s Town Centre Action Group, Richard Milner and David Whipp said: “Barnoldswick got a real boost from winning last year’s Great British High Street Award and the town has gone from strength to strength.

The town has gone from strength to strength

Co-chairmen of Barnoldswick’s Town Centre Action Group, Richard Milner and David Whipp

“High streets are a vital part of our community and make an important contribution to the economy through the billions of pounds they generate and the thousands 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 once again.”

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.

Go to to support the bid. If shortlisted, people will be able to vote for their favourite high street.