Penarth shortlisted in nationwide competition

Picturesque Penarth has been shortlisted in the VISA Let’s Celebrate Towns competition. This competition in association with the British Retail Consortium celebrates the UK’s most vibrant high streets and aims to recognise and support towns that have shown resilience, creativity, and community spirit. This is a fantastic achievement for Penarth and a testament to its unique character and vibrant community.

Penarth, known for its Victorian architecture, stunning seafront views, and lively community, has been chosen as one of the 30 finalists in this competition. The town’s vibrant high street, with its independent shops, cafes, and restaurants, has been recognised as a key reason for its success in making it to the shortlist.

The competition judges were particularly impressed with Penarth’s community spirit and its ability to come together during the pandemic. From local businesses supporting one another to volunteers delivering food and supplies to vulnerable residents, Penarth has shown that it is a town that cares about its community.

If Penarth wins the competition, it will receive a £10,000 cash prize to invest in its high street and community initiatives. This would be a significant boost for the town, as it continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic.

The winner of the VISA Let’s Celebrate Towns competition will be announced in March 2023 in a ceremony at the Palace of Westminster. Being shortlisted is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the local community in making Penarth a truly special place to visit and live. Whether or not Penarth is crowned the winner, it is clear that this seaside town is a true gem in South Wales, with a strong community spirit and a bright future ahead.

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