Great British High Street Award 2019

Today I met with representatives from the Great British High Street awards to discuss how Delyn towns could take part in this prestigious award.

Britain’s high streets are the heart of our local communities, and we all want them to be places everyone can enjoy and be proud of.

After a hugely inspiring 2018, in which our very own Holywell secured a highly commended award, The Great British High Street Awards are back, searching for the UK’s most dynamic high streets that not only bring local communities together, but pave the way for the high streets of tomorrow.

Run by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (UK), and in partnership with Visa, the Awards aim to celebrate the amazing work that local businesses and individuals put into their communities.

By entering, towns could be in with the chance of winning up to £15,000.

The success of Holywell last year was extraordinary. They demonstrated that a strong civic minded community can make a huge difference to a town and its high street. Securing a highly commended award and being one of only a handful of towns in Wales to reach the finals was a tremendous boon for the town. Now the application is open for 2019 I have written to each of our four towns in Delyn calling on them to enter.

Caerwys, Flint, Holywell and Mold each have their own unique selling points. Be it the heritage of Caerwys, the thriving community spirit of Flint, the forward-looking Holywell or the cultural hub that is Mold each has something special to offer and would be well deserving of the title ‘Great British High Street 2019’.

All towns in Delyn have until 4 July 2019 to apply. Not much time, but as they would each have strong bids I’m sure they could secure a place in the final.