WELSH Conservative Town Councillor, Siôn Davies has urged people to get behind Llanelli as it competes to win a prestigious Great British High Street Award.

Llanelli has been nominated in the Rising Star category – one of just 40 high streets across the whole of the United Kingdom to reach this final stage.

It will now be up to the public and an expert judging panel to decide the winners. The winners of the awards will be announced in November with up to £15,000 awarded to the successful high street, which will be put towards fantastic local projects.

New research, commissioned by Great British High Street Award partner Visa, has found that seven out of ten consumers say shopping locally makes them feel happy, with over a third citing supporting local shops as the main reason for this.

Commenting, Siôn said: “I am delighted that Llanelli has been recognised as one of the best places in the country for local people to meet, shop and spend time.

“I’d like to offer my huge congratulations to all the businesses and community leaders that have made this possible, and hope that the public now gets behind Llanelli by voting for it online.

“Conservatives in Government have been determined to support high streets, and I was delighted that Boris Johnson has made levelling up growth and prosperity across all regions and places of the UK one of his top priorities after we have the EU on 31 October.”

Local people will help decide the winner of the Great British High Street Awards 2019.

The public vote will make up 20 percent of the final tally, with expert judges contributing the rest.

People can vote at http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk

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