Thornton’s Corner, Beckenham
Beckenham is set to go up against the country’s best in the Great British High Street Awards after it was nominated for the national award by Beckenham Business Association (BBA).
The Government-backed competition to find and celebrate the nation’s best high streets is run by the Future High Street Forum and the Association of Town and City Management.
Jackie Groundsell, Chair of Beckenham Business Association said: “We’re absolutely delighted to be in the running for the Great British High Street of the Year Awards.
“Our application focuses on how we’ve been collaborating with other local groups to improve life and business in Beckenham through better community cohesion.”
The news was welcomed by local businesses, residents and other town centres on Twitter this week, including Chislehurst, who wished Beckenham well.
The winners of the awards, who will be announced in the autumn, will receive a share of £50,000 of prize money and dedicated support and mentoring from industry experts.
People can show their support for Beckenham online by tweeting their photos and endorsements to @TheGBHighSt, using the hashtag #gbhighst.
Beckenham’s Best Dressed Window Display Competition this year was in celebration of its Parks and Open Spaces. The voting public decided between windows adorned with bunting, picnics, summer pursuits, and all the paraphernalia of summer-time leisure in the parks.
There is no judging – it is all decided by votes on the organiser’s (Copers Cope Area Residents’ Assoc) website and at the participating premises by cards dropped into the beautiful Voting Pouches created at Crafts Bee…
And the great Beckenham public has decided this year that the winner of the trophy is Thackray Williams solicitors, with Raggios (restaurant) second, and Jumping Bean (gifts) third.
Beckenham is a vibrant Town within the London Borough of Bromley, Kent.
Currently, there are 321 thriving businesses within that area.
The Beckenham Business Association represents businesses within that area – it needs the support of those businesses to ensure that the BBA Executive Committee represents the interests of all those businesses accurately and to ensure that the growth and success of Beckenham as a Town is safe and welcoming to all who live, work and visit Beckenham.
Regular meetings are held to enable this to happen as well as the opportunity to meet other local businesses owners.