Blackburn is leading in UK High Street awards

Blackburn is currently leading the way in a nationwide competition to find the nation’s best town centre.

Blackburn has been shortlisted in the Great British High Street Awards – designed to celebrate town centres across the country.

It is one of only 3 towns in the country in the Town Centre category and the only one in the North to be shortlisted and is up against Banbury and Hemel Hempstead.

And after just two weeks of voting Blackburn is currently leading the way – but there is still time for that to change before the polls close on November 18.

People are reminded that they can vote every day online until the closing date November 18.

To vote visit:

Councillor Phil Riley, Executive Member for Regeneration said: “Blackburn being shortlisted is a vote of confidence in the town’s multi-million pound regeneration programme which is transforming the town centre. We are keen to help Blackburn stay in the lead of this competition and I would encourage people to vote every day to support the town’s efforts.”

Harriet Roberts, Blackburn BID (Business Improvement District) Manager, added: “So many partners are working together to help Blackburn win this award and we are thrilled to discover that we are currently first in the online vote. We are encouraging people to vote every day and to share the news via social media to encourage everyone to vote for the only Northern town in the category.”

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