Cleethorpes street named as finalist in Great British High Street competition

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A street in Cleethorpes is in the running to be named as Britain’s best high street.

Sea View Street has been named as one of the country’s best high streets after being shortlisted in the third annual Great British High Street competition.

The Cleethorpes high street has been named as one of the top three entries in the coastal community category.


This year’s competition saw a record 900 entries across all 14 categories, including the new categories for individuals and shops.

Now the shortlist has been drawn up and the public has the chance to vote directly for their best-loved high street online.

Between now and November 18 you can cast your vote by visiting the website.

Alongside the public’s votes, shortlisted towns will also be inspected by the judging panel – made up of industry leaders from across retail, property and business – including British Land, the Post Office and Holland and Barratt.

Seaview Street, Cleethorpes. Photo: Google Street View

Sea View Street, Cleethorpes. Photo: Google Street View

If Sea View Street wins, not only will they get a share of prize pot worth £100,000, but they will win expert training from Google’s digital taskforce for shops, bars and restaurants and a trip to Twitter UK’s London office to further boost their social media skills.

Lawrence Brown, chair of the visitor economy, retail and services group that backed the bid, said:

“To receive this commendation is great news, but we always knew we had one of the best streets in Britain.”

Councillor Peter Wheatley, portfolio holder for regeneration and the economy at North East Lincolnshire Council, said: “Sea View Street has become a real jewel in North East Lincolnshire’s crown.”

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