Willesden Green flying the flag for London in GB High Street awards

29 August 2019

Willesden Green has been revealed as the only High street in London to be shortlisted for a national award celebrating High Streets.
The popular high street destination, known for its boutique cafés, Portuguese delis, craft beer bars as well as its Italian, Japanese, Mexican and Turkish restaurants, will go up against other high streets from across the United Kingdom in the ‘Rising Star’ category of the Great British High Street Awards 2019.
It is the only High Street in London to be shortlisted for a Great British High Street Award in any category.
Judges will now visit each of the shortlisted areas, before their scores are added to those given through a public vote, and an overall winner in the Rising Star category is announced.
Cllr Shama Tatler, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning:
“Being the only place in London to get shortlisted for a Great British High Award goes to show not only what a fantastic and brilliant place Willesden Green is, but what can be achieved by working together with residents, businesses and the local town team.
 “It’s not only home to our flagship library but an incredibly diverse range of local businesses too, making it a destination of choice not just for local residents, but for people across London.
“Now it’s over to the judges and the public vote,  and I’d encourage everyone in the borough to get behind Willesden Green as it flies the flag for London. Your vote could really be the difference in winning or not, so let’s bring this Great British High St award home to Brent.
Vote here:  https://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/high-street-of-the-year-awards/rising-star-willesden 

The public vote accounts for 20 per cent of the result.