Pateley Bridge needs your vote to be Britain’s best high street

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Pateley Bridge has been successful!

A massive thanks to all who have been supporting this campaign!

Pateley Bridge has received the fantastic news that it is in the top three of Best High Streets in the country in it’s category in the Great British High Street Awards. This prestigious competition now in it’s third year is run by the Department of Communities and Local Government and sponsored by British Land, the Post Office, Holland and Barratt, Boots UK, Google UK, Marks & Spencer, Wilko, Revo and Ellandi.

This year saw a record 900 entries and for Pateley Bridge to be shortlisted is already a magnificent achievement!

With limited time remaining to be voted outright best High Street in the country in it’s category and overall, Pateley Bridge now needs everyone who loves Pateley Bridge to get behind it and vote for it.

The voting starts today and ends on 18th November giving a chance for anyone to VOTE ONCE A DAY at for free or go to or

These votes will make up 50% of the judges marks, the remaining 50% of marks will be given by the judges who will be visiting Pateley Bridge in early November (date to be confirmed).

The benefits of the awards will be felt immediately as there is National recognition in the media and in the longer term there will be a real boon to the whole of Nidderdale with previous winners reporting a large increase in footfall and visitors staying in the area.

We hope everyone becomes involved in the process over the next few weeks by voting for Pateley Bridge and making the town look fantastic for the judges visit.

With limited time left, an open meeting has been arranged for 7pm on Tuesday 25th October in the upstairs meeting room of the Methodist Church, Ripon Road, Pateley Bridge. We hope as many people from the community will come along to hear more about the competition and to provide input and suggestions which can be considered with a view to them helping Pateley Bridge become the outright winners.

The Nidderdale Chamber of Trade hopes as many individuals, groups and organisations support Pateley Bridge in the competition on the final leg of what could turn out to be an incredible journey.



  1. Walter Hayes, October 25, 2016:

    Best High street in the country

  2. Walter Hayes, October 25, 2016:

    Lovely friendly people

  3. graham, October 29, 2016:

    a very pleasant rural town and a magnificent high st

  4. allan hartley, October 30, 2016:

    A great place to visit and shop, there is a noticeable change about the High St and the town in general all positive. BEST OF LUCK PATELEY.

  5. Stephen Spellman, November 2, 2016:

    To the businesses and friendly people of Pateley Bridge “GOOD LUCK!” …you deserve the title of “BEST HIGH STREET” in the country.

  6. Lynn Clark, November 4, 2016:

    Fantastically friendly service and licorice selection at the Oldest Sweet Shop in the world – a real gem (midget gem perhaps?!). Fabulous confectionery choice and memorabilia, well worth a visit 🙂

  7. Jean Seal, November 12, 2016:

    The prettiest high street in the country. Anyone visiting the dales must not miss going to Pateley Bridge.

  8. Ian Taylor, November 12, 2016:

    Best of the Dales. If I could move anywhere it would be Pateley. Love it. I’ll keep voting.

  9. steve sutcliffe, November 15, 2016:

    I have been walking from Pateley Bridge for the last 15 years. breakfast in the Granary, after walk drink in the Crown! One of my favourite places in the country to walk and enjoy. My american clients love the steep high street and the Oldest sweet shop in the country.

  10. Sid Parker, November 17, 2016:

    Fingers crossed Good Luck

    Lets hope all the hard work and commitment wins the Award for Pateley Bridge .

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