Telegraph High Street of the Year Award

Calling all traders. Your High Street needs you at 12 noon on 16th January!

The Telegraph High Street of the Year award is being presented to Marlene Burnham by Brandon Lewis MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who has ministerial responsibility for high streets, town centres and markets and who was the Chair of the Telegraph competition tomorrow – 16th January at 12.05 in the High Street. Also present will be Kylie O’Brien, Weekend editor of the Telegraph, Charlie Elphicke, MP for Deal and Dover, Peter Jull, Chairman of the Chamber of Trade and Robin Green, former Chairman of the Deal Society.

As many traders as possible are invited to be present for photos and join in the celebration which will appear in the national and local press.

The presentation will be made in the pedestrianised area near to the newly hung banner announcing our win to visitors and residents who might not have heard the news.

Deal High Street Award banner

The banner was designed and created by the lovely Luke from Sign from Above in Mill Road at very short notice.

32 local businesses contributed to the cost and the Chamber of Trade arranged for it to be hung on Wednesday afternoon. Huge thanks to Martin Catt Aerials for giving so generously of his time. Money left over was spent on matching reverse printed window stickers which will be distributed on Thursday morning.

Time pressures – the 5 metre banner was to be ready for Thursday’s award ceremony – meant that it was unfortunately not possible to visit all businesses in the time available and give them the opportunity to contribute. However ideally two more banners should be displayed at the north and south ends of town and three more businesses have already come forward so…if you would like to contribute to a further banner then please send an email to Each 5 metre single sided banner requires a minimum of 13 businesses to contribute.

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