Vote for Amble to win high street accolade

Queen Street, Amble
Queen Street, Amble

Amble has been named as a finalist in the Great British High Street competition, but the seaside town needs the public’s support to help it take the title.

The Friendliest Port is in the running to be crowned the winner of the Coastal Communities category – up against Bognor Regis, in West Sussex, and Prestatyn in Denbighshire, Wales – as well as being named as the overall champion.

Alongside the public vote, shortlisted towns will be inspected by the Future High Streets Forum judging panel, made up of industry leaders.

This year’s competition saw a record 230 applicants, which has now been whittled down to 21 finalists across seven categories, including market town and city.

Amble is the only location in Northumberland to be named as a finalist.

The winner of each category will take a share of a prize pot worth £80,000, which includes expert training and tailor-made tips from Google’s training taskforce.

The Great British High Street Competition – now in its second year – is run by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

It is one of a number of initiatives to help champion high streets.

Voting runs between now and the end of November. To cast your vote, visit