The hard work of traders and residents who have helped to revamp one of Tottenham’s most popular shopping streets, West Green Road, has been rewarded in a national high street competition.

West Green Road has been hailed as one of the UK’s ‘rising stars’ in the Great British High Street Competition 2015 (external link) – recognising a series of improvements led by Haringey Council in partnership with businesses and local people.

Modernised shop fronts, a tropical pocket park, public art displays and steps to tackle fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour have seen West Green Road become a bustling destination for independent specialist shops, bars and restaurants.

Now in its second year, the Great British High Street Competition saw 230 applicants from across the UK. West Green Road is one of just 13 areas to scoop a Rising Star award – which comes with £1,000 funding for further local upgrades.

Improvements during the last two years were part of a £100,000 project, funded by the Greater London Authority, to improve the appearance of the street’s public spaces to make it more welcoming for residents and visitors – with local people having the say on how the money should be spent.

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