Great British High Street Awards

‘In this close category, Falmouth came out on top. Collaboration is key in this coastal community, with the Falmouth BID and local authority working closely to deliver strong marketing and events which blew our judges away.’  Government’s GB High St Team

Falmouth has been named Britain’s Best Coastal Community, seeing off competition from hundreds of other towns. In fact, 900 other towns entered and over 500,000 votes were cast in addition to a comprehensive round of judges’ visits.

Falmouth was shortlisted in the third annual Great British High Street Awards and was up against Seaview Street in Cleethorpes, and Prestatyn in Wales, which came in second and third place respectively in the Coastal Community category.

Richard Wilcox, Falmouth BID manager, and town centre manager, Richard Gates, attended the awards ceremony in London on Monday when the announcement was made.

“This is terrific news and superb national recognition for our special town,” said Richard Wilcox. “The judges remarked on how well Falmouth works together, how it manages lean resources effectively to make things happen, how involved the community are in Town Team activity, how diverse our business sector is and how innovative partnerships are supporting businesses and residents.

“It’s testament to the fact that despite challenging economic conditions, working together gives a place the best possible chance to grow and prosper.”

The Great British High Street competition is a Government-led scheme designed to celebrate the great work that is being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nation’s high streets, focusing on innovative marketing, festivals, evidence of proactive Town Teams and BIDs, volunteer community groups, regeneration and more.