It’s not every year that the eyes of the nation focus on a small market town in the north Cotswolds.
But Chipping Norton is taking centre stage for the second year in a row when the Great British High Street Awards judging team rolls into town again on Friday.
Represented by Andy Torrance, of Holland and Barrett, and Phillip Dunkley, from the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Great British High Street judges will be running their ruler over Chippy once more after it was runner up to Helmsley in 2015.
High praise for Chippy
ECN, which also spearheaded Chipping Norton’s entry in the 2015 competition, was singled out for high praise last year, with chairman Shaun Fagan receiving a Special Recognition Award.
“It’s great we have another chance to showcase our work in Chippy, especially the progress we’ve made in the last 12 months,” Mr Fagan said.
“Thanks to our sponsors we’ve developed a new website, free public wi-fi for the town centre is in the pipeline and ECN has launched a new business scheme which is already receiving strong support.”
Don’t forget to show your support for Chipping Norton’s tilt at the crown to become Brtain’s best Small Market Town High Street.
This year we’re up against Hebden Bridge, in Yorkshire, and fellow Oxfordshire market town Thame.
Vote every day with every email address for Chipping Norton by visiting Chippy2Win.com. Voting is as easy:
- Select Chipping Norton
- Enter your email address
- Press vote
- Hit the back button and repeat for every email address you have
If you want to be part of the historic GB High Street judges visit – and you have received our official invitation – register to attend the reception at the Chipping Norton Theatre. Tickets are free but strictly invitation only.
In the meantime, enjoy some of the images our photographer has snapped around town to show how Chippy has been dressed up in preparation for the event.