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Elmbridge Independent Retailer of the Year Awards 2020

The Elmbridge Retail Awards are back for their eighth successive year with votes coming in across September to champion the outstanding local retailers in our high streets and town centres. Voting has now closed and we will shortly announce the winners across seven categories:

  • Best restaurant or cafe 
  • Best for hair and/or beauty 
  • Best for fashion    
  • Best deli or grocer 
  • Best for speciality products or gifts
  • Green business of the year
  • Best independent retailer

In addition for 2020 we have added a new High Street Hero category to honour those businesses that provided their produce to customers when the supermarkets were difficult to access, those businesses that donated to local foodbanks and those who during the pandemic went above and beyond.

Weybridge streetscape improvements

We have worked hard over the past two years to help the Weybridge Town Business Group to develop a co-ordinated programme of events, environmental improvements and community initiatives to support the vitality and viability of the town centre.

The next steps in supporting the high street in Weybridge will see improvements to the pavements from Elmgrove Road to Ship Yard (42 - 62 High Street), as the council delivers updates to the streetscape that have been funded by the Elmbridge Local Community Infrastructure Levy.

The redesign and resurfacing of the high street pedestrian area will create a flexible shared space that retains on-street parking and provides an outdoor space for markets and performances that can help enhance community life and bring more footfall into town.

Key features:    

  • Declutter and open up the high street 

  • Resurface and extend the pavement  

  • Retain on-street parking 

  • Offer a flexible events space 

  • Respect the conservation areas 

  • Replace existing trees with four new semi-mature trees (please see the FAQs below for background)

To see the streetscape proposals please view the Weybridge streetscape proposalsoutline.  

As residents or businesses ask questions about the project we have added to a Frequently Asked Questions log. This document will be updated as the project progresses - Please read the Frequently Asked Questions log for any questions.

If your query is not referenced please email and we will update with more information and add to the FAQ document.
The proposed streetscape works commenced 13 January 2020 with the improvements due for completion in April 2020.  
You can follow progress via Twitter @elmbridgebc and @enterpriseelmb

Elmbridge Independent Retailer of the Year Awards 2019

The Elmbridge Retail Awards, back for their seventh successive year, ran from 1-31 July 2019 to champion the outstanding local retailers in our high streets and town centres. Shoppers voted for their favourites across seven categories.

A new category for 'green business of the year' was added for 2019 to recognise environmentally sustainable retailers. Congratulations to all our winners:

  • Best restaurant or cafe - Cafe Noir, Thames Ditton
  • Best for hair and beauty - Jina Beauty, Walton on Thames
  • Best for fashion - Evie Loves Toast, Cobham    
  • Best deli or grocer - Paull's Fruit & Veg, Thames Ditton
  • Best for speciality products - Cyclelink, Thames Ditton
  • Green business of the year - Cyclelink, Thames Ditton
  • Best independent retailer - Evie Loves Toast, Cobham

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