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Deadline looms to vote for your favourite independent traders in Wymondham, Diss, Harleston and Loddon

PUBLISHED: 14:38 20 February 2015 | UPDATED: 14:38 20 February 2015

Wymondham is involved in the competition.

Wymondham is involved in the competition.

Shoppers have been queuing up to vote for their favourite independent retailers in south Norfolk with more than 800 votes being cast so far.

The South Norfolk Independent Retailer Awards, part of South Norfolk Council’s initiative to support market towns, celebrate the range of independent retailers in Wymondham, Diss, Harleston and Loddon and the quality of service customers can expect.

The deadline for nominations for the competition is Saturday.

Martin Wilby, deputy leader of the council, said: “We can be justifiably proud of the work done by the independent retailers to make our towns feel warm, welcoming and vibrant.

“This competition celebrates the qualities that make our market towns stand out as unique and valued shopping destinations.”

The competition is for independent retailers with five or less shops with awards in three categories - Best Window Display, Service with a Smile and Shop I Couldn’t Live Without.

For the Best Window Display category the winner will demonstrate a real flair in creating displays that enhance the high street.

In the Service with a Smile category the awards are looking for a winner who shows excellence in customer service, putting customers first and greeting with a smile.

And the Shop I Couldn’t Live Without award will go to a retailer who offers great personable skills and excellent products.

There will also be a prize draw for everyone who nominates a business, with four winners receiving £50 to spend in their market town. People can vote online at www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/awards, at www.facebook.com/southnorfolkcouncil or by picking up an entry form in one of the participating shops in the market towns.

The awards ceremony will take place during the Market Towns Conference on Thursday, February 26 at South Norfolk Council’s offices in Long Stratton.

The conference will include speed networking with advice on how to market businesses and social media use. To book a place a place call 01508 533 745.

Should more be done to promote independent retailers? Email anthony.carroll@archant,co.uk

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