Vote Amble for Britain’s Best High Street

Queen Street, Amble
Queen Street, Amble

Amble needs your votes in the national competition to find Britain’s best high street, as it is currently sitting second in its category.

Two weeks into the six-week public voting period, a rankings release by the Great British High Street Competition has revealed that in the Coastal Community category, Amble is currently in second place. But with four weeks to go until voting closes, that could all change.

Winners in each of the seven categories get a share of a prize pot worth £80,000, which includes expert training and tailor-made tips from Google’s training taskforce for one hundred of their shops, bars and restaurants.

With the public vote making up 50 per cent of final decision, the team behind the Amble bid are urging Northumberland residents to get behind their bid for glory.

Julia Aston, from the Amble Development Trust, said: “Over the past year, we’ve made every effort to make Amble a better place to work, shop and socialise.

“That’s why we are delighted that that we’ve been recognised as one of the top 3 high streets in the Coastal Communities category and one of the best in the country.

“But to help us get over the line and be ranked Britain’s best, we need local people to get online and get voting.”

Between now and Friday, November 13, you can cast your vote via

The Great British High Street Competition 2015 is run by the Department for Communities and Local Government and sponsored by Boots, Costa, Post Office, Marks and Spencer and Tesco. Now in its second year, it is one of a number of initiatives to help champion high streets as the cornerstones of the community.

High Streets Minister Marcus Jones said: “The local high street is the life and soul of many towns, villages and cities across the country. These awards are a great opportunity to not only celebrate those that are the best of the best, but also to help others learn their valuable tips for success

“Amble did fantastically well to make it into the final three, but now they need your help to get them title of Britain’s best. If you care about your local high street then show your support and get voting.”