Bognor High street shortlisted in annual Great British High Street competition

Bognor Regis’s high street has made the final shortlist in a government competition to find Britain’s best high streets.

Thursday, 1st October 2015, 12:43 pm
Manager of Bognor Town Centre, Toyubur Rahman.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140837-7

Bognor has made the final three of the coastal communities category, alongside Prestatyn in Wales and Amble in Northumberland.

There are 21 finalists across a number of categories in The Great British High Street competition who will all 
now battle it out for the public vote.

A spokesperson for the Department for Communities and Local Government said: “Bognor Regis’s entry was titled ‘Beautiful Bognor Regis: Overcoming perceptions and scepticism to regenerate a once thriving seaside town’.

“Bognor Regis has suffered from some negative marketing in recent years, however a new town centre partnership is working to fight back.

“The partnership successfully raised £650,000 from all three tiers of local government to fund significant physical improvements in the main shopping area.”

The winners in each category will get a share of £80,000 and expert training from Google’s training taskforce for 100 of their shops, bars and restaurants.

To vote visit High Street award

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