A record 640 people have voted for their two winners of this year’s Coalville best dressed window and market stall competition.
The Attic in Belvoir Road won the award for the best dressed window in the town, while Rock-A-Billy’s Records landed victory in the best dressed market stall competition.
Sixteen businesses around the town and seven stalls at Coalville Market Hall got into the spirit of things and dressed for success this year.
The North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) organised competition is designed to encourage people to shop locally in the lead up to Christmas by creating a bright and vibrant atmosphere around the town.
The 640 votes cast this year is a new record, almost trebling the number of votes from 2016. Prizes will be given to the winners in the New Year.
The results of the best dressed window competition are:
1st The Attic (24, Belvoir Road)
2nd Birds the Confectioner (37, Belvoir Shopping Centre)
3rd Treat Me Nice (20, Ashby Road)
The winners of the best dressed market stall competition are:
1st Rock-A-Billy’s Records
2nd Rock-A-Billy’s Retro Vintage
3rd Market Cafe
The Attic is a one-off charity shop that raises money for Coalville’s Marlene Reid Centre, which provides a range of community support services across North West Leicestershire.
Jane Ebinger, Manager of The Attic, said: “I want to thank the people of Coalville for their support, as a charity shop we are dependent on our community.
“It’s fantastic to win the competition and I’m really grateful to everyone that voted for us.
“I think the competition itself is a good idea and creates a real talking point in the town. We need people to move around the town visiting our shops, and having all the brilliantly dressed windows encourages that.”
Councillor Tony Gillard, Portfolio Holder for Business at NWLDC, said: “Huge congratulations to The Attic and Rock-A-Billy’s Records on winning the competition. Praise must though go to all of the businesses and market traders that took part.
“The competition is about the town pulling together as a collective - with the support of the council - to improve the shopping experience in Coalville, and showcase what the town has to offer.
“I think the sheer number of votes this year shows that this is a worthwhile competition, and that the public want to choose Coalville and support the businesses based here. Thank you for backing them by visiting and voting.”