Lynne Featherstone MP announces winners of Independent Shops competition

Lynne Featherstone MP with Independent Shops competition winner Owen's Food StorePicture Gallery here!

Lynne Featherstone MP took to the stage on Saturday to announce Brand New Start, Big Green Bookshop and Owen’s Food Store as the winners of the Hornsey and Wood Green Independent Shops competition!

The announcement took place at a summer fete event at Hornsey Town Hall.

Hundreds of residents joined the local MP at Crouch End Broadway, where local independent retailers exhibited and sold their products, and community groups displayed and engaged residents in their activities. There was also a local beer exhibition, games for children, hot food and a live band.

Since the local MP launched the competition in February, over 4000 votes have been cast by local residents across three separate categories: most attractive shop front, best customer service, and best overall independent shop.

Commenting, Lynne Featherstone MP said:

“It was an absolute pleasure to organise and host this wonderful event. Our local independents are so important to Hornsey and Wood Green – keeping our high streets vibrant and diverse and giving us great choice.

“This competition aimed to give publicity and support to our most valued independents during these tough economic times. It is part of our broader campaign to help independent retailers and save our diverse high streets. For instance, The Haringey Lib Dems and I are also running a petition for 30 minutes free parking on our local high streets, to help our local retailers.

“I’d like to thank all of the shops, community groups, volunteers and the band, who participated and exhibited at the event and made it such a great success. And particular congratulations, of course, to the winners: Brand New Start, Big Green Bookshop and Owen’s Food Store!”

Winners and Runners up list:

Most attractive shop front:

1)    Brand New Start (Hornsey)

2)    Dunns (Crouch End)

3)    W. Martyn (Muswell Hill)

Best customer service:

1)    Big Green Bookshop (Wood Green)

2)    T Jewellery (Crouch End)

3)    The Garden Shop (Hornsey)

Best all round independent shop:

1)    Owens Food Store (Muswell Hill)

2)    Tomfoolery (Fortis Green)

3)    Sally Bourne Interiors (Muswell Hill)