Council urging everyone to vote for local High Street
Ealing's Council leader, Julian Bell, is urging residents to vote for Pitshanger Lane, which is one of three finalists in the London category for the Great British High Street competition. The other finalists are Raynes Park High Street in Merton and Roman Road in Tower Hamlets.
Competition organisers were impressed with the use of social media by Pitshanger Lane traders to build community links as well as the range of events and campaigns held there, such as the pre-Christmas Light up the Lane event being held this year on Sunday, 29 November.
The public can vote on the Great British High Street website once a day up until the deadline of Friday, 13 November. Judges will also visit Pitshanger Lane in the coming weeks.
Councillor Bell said: “I’m not surprised that Pitshanger Lane has been named one of London’s best high streets. It is home to a wonderful variety of 50 independent traders – with a butcher, baker and pizza maker – to name but a few. There is a fantastic community spirit and sense of pride and determination among businesses and I’m thrilled that this has been recognised.
“I hope everyone will back Pitshanger Lane and remember to vote once a day until 13 November.”
John Martin, Chairman of Pitshanger Village Traders’ Association said: “The traders of Pitshanger Lane are delighted to have reached the final three in the London category of the Great British High Street Awards. We are proud that our unique and independent character and innovative ways have been recognised in this way. We would love to win and have a great community behind us who are voting daily to help us achieve this and whilst we currently lead in our category, voting for the next few weeks until 13th November is now more important than ever.”
To vote visit at www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/finalist-london
21st October 2015