Rushcliffe Borough Council is celebrating high streets across the Borough by joining the national Great British High Streets campaign, promoting the great businesses that exist in its communities.
From July 16, the week long campaign will see the authority showcase high street retailers and encourage them to work together in their neighbourhoods to submit an application for them to be named one of the best high street areas in the UK and scoop a potential £10,000.
Businesses will be featured across the Council’s social media channels for seven days highlighting the authority’s support to boost the high streets where retailers operate.
Traders in East Leake, Bingham, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Ruddington, Cotgrave, Keyworth and West Bridgford have already backed the campaign acknowledging the need to highlight their business locally wherever possible.
Cllr Andy Edyvean, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Economic Growth and Business, joined Mark Anderson owner of the Ruddington Arms to chat through the initiative.
He said: “Our local high streets are at the heart of our communities and many businesses are adapting to the challenges the digital era is presenting.
“Wherever possible we wish to promote and highlight what’s on offer in our retail areas in Rushcliffe and we are very pleased to be supporting the national Great British High Streets campaign at a local level.
“We are fortunate in the Borough that we have some excellent town and village centres, however we can never be complacent and we are endeavouring to support local businesses to adapt and appeal to new and existing customers such as with these initiatives.”
Mr Anderson, owner of the Ruddington Arms pub and restaurant, has been among the businesses across the Borough to give their backing to the campaign.
He said: “Contributing to the high street is very important to us not only because it is at the heart of our business but we also try to source our produce and services locally from businesses here in Ruddington and the surrounding area so everyone can benefit.
“The Great British High Streets initiative can only help continue to spread the word to ask people, wherever possible, to support their local businesses.”
Communities and businesses can get together to put their high street forward for the national awards and a chance to win the prize money for their local community by clicking here https://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/