Todconnect, Todmorden’s business network, have nominated the town for the Great British High Street, Rising Star award. They are spear heading the campaign which mostly takes place through Twitter.
The Rising Star category is for towns that are making improvements both for the community and to the high street environment. Towns will hear by mid-September if they’ve been short-listed.
“Burnley Road was specifically chosen to represent the town for its diversity, with the market winning a national award, plans on-going for a Community Hub from the old Community College, and improvements to public transport. New shops are opening along this road and some existing shops are giving themselves a make-over, it was the perfect combination to for the rising star category,” said Angela Richards, Todconnect.
'I'm delighted to support Todmoden's campaign and would like to thank all of those who have worked so hard to put together the bid', said Craig. 'We now need as many people as possible to vote for Todmorden'.
For those on twitter who want to support the social media campaign with positive messages, you can use the hashtags #MyHighstreet and #Todmorden and also the tag @TheGBHighSt. This will create a volume of community support visible to the organisers.