It’s thumbs up from Barnes’ Conservative Councillors as Barnes High Street makes it to the final three in the Great British High Street Awards 2018

Barnes Ward Conservative Councillors Aphra Brandreth, Paul Hodgins and Rita Palmer are proud to be representing Barnes Ward where the High Street and Church Road have been shortlisted in the Rising Star Category for the 2018 Great British High Street Awards, one of only three villages in England.

Public voting, which accounts for 30% of the High Street’s score when selecting the winner (weighted by the size of the community), closes on the 31st of October and the winner will be announced at an awards ceremony on the 15th of November.  Judges will also be visiting Barnes High Street and Church Road to see for themselves the results of the impressive efforts on the part of the local community and local businesses.  Members of the public can cast their vote here: https://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/high-street-of-the-year-awards/rising-star-barnes

The winning high street will receive up to £10,000 to spend on their local community, in addition to further support for events.  Residents can get involved by posting on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #MyHighStreet and they can support the local community by using #GBHSBarnes.

Councillor Aphra Brandreth said: “We all know how fantastic a place Barnes is with an independent and varied high street, but it is great that it has now been recognised in these awards. I’m encouraging everyone to vote using #GBHSBarnes on social media. This achievement is thanks to our great community, the hard working local businesses and the brilliant support of our town centre manager and the Barnes community association. Vote #GBHSBarnes #MyHighStreet’