Help give your favourite independent shop the recognition it deserves at the South Norfolk Independent Retailer Awards

Independent shops are the lifeblood of south Norfolk's towns. Here's a chance to help your favourite

Independent shops are the lifeblood of south Norfolk's towns. Here's a chance to help your favourite get the recognition it deserves. Picture: ANDY MARRISON - Credit: citizenside.com

Shoppers can nominate their favourite independent shops, eateries and salons for the first time in this year's South Norfolk Independent Retailer Awards.

This is the third year South Norfolk Council has run the awards, which was originally part of the council's market towns initiative.

South Norfolk Council's Deputy Leader, Councillor Michael Edney said: 'These awards celebrate our local retailers and the exceptional quality of service they provide. Many of our shops are quirky and unique and help shape our district's special character, we want that to be promoted and recognised.

'So whether you're a butcher in Bunwell, a café in Costessy or a Farm Shop in Framingham Earl, make sure your business is entered for a chance to win the coveted title of South Norfolk Independent Retailer of the Year 2017.'

Categories include:

· Excellence in Customer Service

· Perfect Pit Stop

Most Read

· Most Creative Window Display

· Helping the High Street Thrive

· Best Charity Shop

· Shop I couldn't live without (Diss, Harleston, Loddon and Wymondham)

· Independent Retailer 2017 (All finalists)

Nominations close 22 May. Businesses who would like to take part can apply for a Retailer Awards pack by visiting www.south-norfolk.gov.uk/retailerawards.

To vote for your favourite shop or eatery visit the Council's Facebook page www.facebook.com/southnorfolkcouncil

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