South Leicestershire MP, Alberto Costa, has given his backing to two Leicestershire high streets in the running for the ‘Great British High Street Awards’ designed to celebrate and showcase the vibrant, community-focused shopping spots across the country.
Alberto has given his backing to the high streets in Blaby and Lutterworth, both in his South Leicestershire constituency, as part of the annual awards launched by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, and sponsored by Visa.
The awards, which began in 2014, are open to high streets across the UK with two main nominating categories – Champion High Street, which will recognise the nation’s best high streets, and the Rising Star category, which will recognise the nation’s most ambitious, up and coming high streets.
Alberto said, “I am delighted to give my backing to both high streets in Blaby and Lutterworth in South Leicestershire, two of the county’s prime rural shopping locations. My constituency is blessed with a fantastic array of retailers from quaint, small independents to large national chains; both of which really help to put South Leicestershire on the retail map”.
Alberto added, “Our all-important high streets would not be what they are without the efforts of dedicated local people and small businesses. Both Blaby and Lutterworth are local shopping hubs for the communities in my constituency, and they offer a more unique and personal shopping experience than those offered in some of the larger towns and cities, hence why the retailers there deserve this recognition. I have written to both District Councils covering Blaby and Lutterworth asking them to back their nominations and I look forward to seeing the results when the winners are named later this year”.
Alberto is pictured above with representatives from Visa at the Great British High Street Awards launch in Parliament.