Derby's Cathedral Quarter is ahead of the competition in a public vote to find Britain's best high street.
In recognition of Bondholder Derby Cathedral Quarter Business Improvement District (BID)'s, work to revitalise the area, the Cathedral Quarter has been shortlisted in the city location category of the Great British High Street Awards. The competition celebrates the great work that is being done to revive, adapt and diversify the nation’s high streets.
The vote is due to close on November 18, and the public have been urged to continue casting their votes. The Great British High Street Awards are run by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
High Streets Minister Andrew Percy said: "Over 150,000 votes have been cast in the competition so far, proving that people are passionate about their high streets up and down the country. Derby did fantastically well to make it into the final three, but now every vote counts and they need an extra push to get them title of Britain's best high street."
This Thursday, judges from the competition will be visiting the Cathedral Quarter, to make final assessments.
The judges will talk directly to the BID and visit various businesses around the area to find out about the positive changes in the area.
Martin Langsdale, Chairman of the Cathedral Quarter Board and Management Group, said: "We are currently finalising the programme for the two-hour visit by the judges to ensure that we showcase all that is great about the Cathedral Quarter. The online public vote is still a crucial part of this awards process. Since voting opened on October 18, the Cathedral Quarter has been consistently in the lead but with two weeks to go before the vote closes, we cannot rest on our laurels."