Published: 20th May 2019

Photo credit – Anthony O’Neil. The national high street ‘perfect day’ pilot launched in Altrincham on Friday (May 17). The day was first suggested in Sir John Timpson’s The High Street Report, which called for a community-led approach towards supporting high streets, including one day in the year when every town centre looks the best it possibly can. Altrincham businesses, schools, voluntary groups and Trafford council took part in litter picks, while local schools worked with the Keep Britain Tidy ‘Eco Schools’ programme to learn more about protecting the environment. Altrincham high street was named Best High Street in England at last year’s Great British High Streets Awards. Sir John Timpson, chair of the expert advisory panel on high streets said: ‘Altrincham is where I served my first customer, and that’s one of the reasons I proposed it as the pilot town for the ‘National High Street Perfect Day’. … (To read the full article, subscribe below)