Brent town gears up for next year's high street awards.

30 January 2020

Willesden Green may have narrowly missed out on being crowned this year’s best British high street, but the local community remain optimistic about the next one.

The High Street was nominated in the ‘rising star’ category of The Great British High Street Awards which took place in Edinburgh recently.

It was the only high street across the whole of London to be short-listed for the prestigious prize.

At a time when many high streets are struggling, the North West London town impressed judges with over 100 boutique shops, cafes and restaurants.

The nominations went to public vote and the support for Willesden Green was massive.

Councillor Shama Tatler, Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning, praised the town.

She said: “What a fantastic achievement to be recognised as one of the leading high streets in the country.

“A big thank you to all the residents and local businesses who came out in force to vote and put our great High Street on the map. It is their hard work and passion for Willesden that led to this recognition.

“Even though we didn’t win this year, businesses are already saying that they are looking forward to entering next year.”

The town caught the eye of the voting panel back in September 2019, with its Shop Local Campaign, Willesden Wood tree planting project and a public mural programme to tidy up vacant business units.

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