WeAreWaterloo met with the judges of the Great British High Street Competition today. The judges, Directors from Boots and the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), will decide whether Lower Marsh and The Cut win the London category of the competition, which comes with £10,000 prize money to spend on the street, advice from Google and Twitter, and a huge amount of publicity and promotion for the Waterloo streets. The team were accompanied by Lambeth’s Cllr Jack Hopkins, Southwark’s Cllr Johnson Situ and Vin Vara, a BID board member and President of the British Independent Retailers Association.
The judges visit this morning makes up a crucial 50% of the vote, however, the other half is left up to public voting, and you will see from the graph published on Twitter that this is where we need your support. Members of the public have until 18th November to vote for Lower Marsh & The Cut, and importantly, you can vote with the same email address once a day. Winning the London category would be a momentous victory for Waterloo and the area, and shine a spotlight on the fantastic businesses and community of Lower Marsh & The Cut. So if we want to beat the competition, please vote once a day until 18th November!