Why has Belper been named England’s Best High Street?

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Why has Belper been named England’s Best High Street?

Belper has been named England’s Best High Street, an award sponsored by the UK Government and Visa to find and promote the Great British High Street.

Belper was up against quite a few other popular high streets including; Hitchin, Grimsby and Turriff

Belper also won high street of the year in 2014, so this will be a huge benefit to this amazing town in Derbyshire.

Belper was named England’s Best High Street due to the innovative Town Centre Partnership that focuses on engaging the community and supporting independent retailers via social media and their website.

This is down to the hard work of Laura Surger and the team behind Love Belper, an initiative to help promote the local Belper businesses.

What is Love Belper?

Love Belper is a collection of local businesses and independent businesses in Belper who have come together to promote their high street to improve and encourage business.

Love Belper publishes and independent guide showing participating outlets and a website showing local events and happenings in the town of Belper.Belper River Gardens

Where is Belper?

Belper is in Derbyshire, right on the edge of the Peak District and approx. 10 miles from Derby along the A6 from Derby to Manchester.

How do I get to Belper?

There are a number of ways you can get to Belper including Road, Rail or Bus.

Belper has a popular train station with an hourly local service heading towards either Matlock or Derby. There are also 1 train a day going to Sheffield in the morning and 1 train per day in the evening go to London.

By road, Belper is easily accessible from the M1 and the A38, and i approx. 20-25 mintues away from Derby City Centre. Belper is located on the Derby to Manchester A6.

There are a few bus services available to get to Belper including the Derby to Manchester Transpeak.

Where can I park in Belper?

There are currently a few car parks available in Belper including the Coppice Car Park, Field Lane and Green Lane Car Park.

It is not recommended parking at the Belper Co-op due to a 2 hour time restriction and parking attendants.

A ticket is required for most of Belpers car parks and Traffic Wardens are common.

Parking in Belper Link: Parkopedia Belper

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Belper River Gardens

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Post Published: January 24, 2020
Post Last Updated: January 29, 2020

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