Street to receive attention ahead of visit from judges

Queen Street, Amble
Queen Street, Amble

Amble’s main shopping street will receive a special spruce up ahead of a crucial visit by judges in a major competition.

The town is a finalist in the Great British High Street competition and is in the running to take the Coastal Communities award, as well as being named overall champion.

The Friendliest Port is up against Bognor Regis, in West Sussex, and Prestatyn, in Denbighshire, Wales, in its category.

The winners in each section – of which there are seven in total – will be decided by a public vote, as well as by a judging panel, who will inspect the 21 finalists.

At Thursday’s town council meeting, clerk Elaine Brown said: “The judges will be visiting Queen Street in the coming weeks – we get 10 days notice – and the neighbourhood services team at Northumberland County Council has said to let them know when the judges are due to visit and they will treat this as a priority.”

The winner of each category will take a share of a prize pot worth £80,000, which includes expert training,

To vote for Amble, between now and the end of November, visit thegreatbritishhigh street.co.uk