High street shortlisted for national recognition

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BISHOPS Waltham has been named as one of the shortlisted high streets in the Great British High Street Awards.

The competition to find Britain’s best high streets aims to highlight new and innovative ways to boost high streets.

The government says it is shining a light on hard working traders and communities and has shortlisted areas showing what can be done to help shopping streets evolve.

High streets minister and Portsmouth North MP, Penny Mordaunt, said: ‘There is a real sense of momentum behind our high streets and I’m determined that the hard work of people who have strived to make their high streets great places to work, shop and live is not only recognised but shared with others so they too can learn valuable tips for success.

‘We have seen a lot of enthusiasm for this competition and I’ve heard first hand on my tour on high streets around the country how proud people are of their streets and the value they place on them as an essential part of their community.’