Does Hastings have Britain’s best high street?

Queen's Road
Queen's Road

Hastings is in the running to win up to £10,000 in prize money as part of a nationwide search for Britain’s best high streets.

Queen’s Road is one of the first areas off the starting block to apply for the town centre category.

Hastings is among the first 15 applicants in the national celebration of individual communities efforts to revitalise their areas.

Now in its third year, the competition celebrates the work being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nation’s high streets. Alongside the cash prize, Google has joined the search and is offering all category winners a visit from The Digital Garage on Tour – a skills training workshop for retailers and small businesses.

Andrew Percy, high streets minister, said: “Last year’s competition was a massive success, helping to showcase the very best high streets across the country, with thousands of votes cast and winning high streets reporting an increase in shoppers.

“Our local high streets remain the life and soul of towns, villages and cities across the country and I’d encourage as many of them as possible to enter this year’s competition before the closing date.”

Details about the competition can be found at

The deadline for entries is Friday, September 9.

The public can support their local area on Twitter by following @TheGBHighSt or using the hashtag #GBHighSt.

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