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Gravesend town centre goes for gold in high street competition

PUBLISHED: 11:22 28 August 2015 | UPDATED: 11:22 28 August 2015

Gravesham Borough Council offices

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It is a nationwide search for the country's best high street.

For the first time, Gravesend town centre has applied for the town centre great British high street award - part of a nationwide search for the country’s best high street.

The entry focuses on recent efforts in addressing issues like litter, graffiti, cleanliness, attractiveness, safety and weeding.

All entries that are shortlisted after the September 1 closing date will be visited by judges and the public voting stages will follow.

Gravesham councillor Samir Jassal, lead member for business development, said: “Town centres are a vital part of our community and make an important contribution to the economy through the billions of pounds they generate and the thousands of jobs they support in retail, leisure and other businesses.

“Initiatives such as this are a great way to remind people of their importance and the council is pleased to support this year’s entry.”

Graham Long, town centre manager, said: “Over the past year we have seen a renewed buzz in our town centre and this competition is a great way for us to shout about some of the work the team does. Fingers crossed our entry will be successful.”

To support the town’s nomination visit www.thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk.

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