Your high street needs you!

SMDC is leading the bid for the Great British High Street Awards 2018 – a government initiative to recognise and celebrate the contribution high streets make to the life and vibrancy of our towns and cities. And Leek was the first northern town the Visa Street Teams visited as part of their programme of visits to 30 randomly selected high streets across the UK.

The Council is asking people to share what they love about Leek, their reasons for visiting and shopping here and why they think we should be named the Champion High Street. It’s really easy to get involved – just email tourism.services@staffsmoorlands.gov.uk and let’s show the judges why our town is a winner! You can also get involved on social media using #MyHighStreet and the campaign’s social media channels Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

The deadline for entering bids is 22 August and the Council is asking people to email their support by 10 August. The bidders are also keen to hear who people think is their High Street Hero as one lucky winner will also receive this accolade as part of the Awards.

The Awards cover England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and will see 38 high streets shortlisted – 13 of those will be located in England.
Entries will be judged on four themes: community; customer experience; environment; and digital transformation. Any comments relating to these themes would be particularly welcome! Britain’s best high street will be announced in November with the winner receiving a £10,000 cash prize for a local community project.

Upcoming Events
May
4
Sat
10:00 am Open Art @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
Open Art @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery
May 4 @ 10:00 am – May 25 @ 4:00 pm
Open Art @ The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery | England | United Kingdom
The Staffordshire Moorlands Open Art Exhibition is a showcase for the often otherwise unseen talents of local artists. Artists of all genres are welcome to enter their work by handing it in with the accompanying[...]
May
22
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Enjoy the bustle and atmosphere of Leek’s traditional markets; shop for bargains at the general weekly outdoor market each Wednesday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
May
24
Fri
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
May 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
May
25
Sat
8:30 am Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
Antique & Collectors Market @ The Market Place
May 25 @ 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Antique & Collectors Market (Archer Fairs Ltd) – held outdoors every Saturday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
11:00 am Guided Walk @ St Luke's Church
Guided Walk @ St Luke's Church
May 25 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Guided Walk @ St Luke's Church | England | United Kingdom
A stroll around the town with Cathryn Walton looking at exquisite embroidery stitched by the famous Leek Embroidery Society. Listen to stories about the women and girls who produced them and see the Wardle homes[...]
May
29
Wed
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
9:00 am Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
Leek’s Outdoor Market @ Market Place & Sparrow Park
May 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Enjoy the bustle and atmosphere of Leek’s traditional markets; shop for bargains at the general weekly outdoor market each Wednesday.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint
May
31
Fri
9:00 am Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
Leek’s Indoor Market @ The Butter Market
May 31 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Traditional Indoor market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the restored Victorian Butter Market.Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestGoogleEmailPrint