Mark Whitehead 01 December 2015

Winner chosen for 'best British high street'

Winner chosen for best British high street image

Bishopthorpe Road in York has been named as the best shopping street in Britain.

Judges in the Great British High Streets Award said Bishy Road - as it is known locally - was a great place to live, shop and work.

A record number of 230 high streets entered and nearly 200,000 votes from the public were cast across seven categories in the scheme run by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

At a prize ceremony in Admiralty House, London, high streets minister Marcus Jones said: 'Bishy Road fully deserves their title of Britain’s best high street and I congratulate them on their good work.

'We’ll be sharing Bishy’s top tips with other high streets across the country to make sure others learn from their success.'

Other winners in the different categories included St Giles Street, Northampton (City Location), Rotherham (Town Centre) Helmsley (Market Town), Amble (Coastal Community) West Kilbride (Village) and Pitshanger Lane, Ealing (London).

Faulkner Street, Hoole was named as Best Newcomer in a new category.

Photo: Tim Green/flickr

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Home Ownership Officer

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£29,000 - £39,200 per annum
Are you motivated by delivering excellent customer service, a varied workload and an opportunity to grow? Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recuriter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Assistant Head of TriBorough Insurance

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£43,300 - £58,500 per annum
An opportunity to lead the Tri-Borough Insurance Service technical team reporting to the Head of Service. Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recuriter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Educational Psychologist

The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council
£41,200 - £55,800 per annum
Looking for a fully qualified educational psychologist registered with Social Work England, or eligible for such registration. Kensington and Chelsea, London (Greater)
Recuriter: The Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea Council

Social Worker x2 (Blackheath and Rowley Community Social Work Team)

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£29,636 - £33,799 per annum
We are looking to recruit 2 full time (37 hours) permanent Social Workers in the Blackheath and Rowley Community Social Work Team.  Sandwell, West Midlands
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Childcare Solicitors (career graded)

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
£40,760 per annum progressing to Band I up to £49,538 per annum
You must have the ability to deal with a complex and demanding caseload, with excellent client care skills, and... Sandwell, West Midlands
Recuriter: Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue