MP urges residents to Discover Cambridge and nominate a winner
MP Julian Huppert has today launched an ambitious competition to celebrate the best of Cambridge’s independent traders over the coming year.
The competition, Discovering Cambridge, encourages residents to shop at the city’s independent shops and visit its cafes, restaurants and pubs and nominate their favourites.
Cambridge’s independent traders give the city its unique appeal and the competition is designed to celebrate the eclectic mix of businesses that make Cambridge such a special place in which to live and visit.
The competition builds on Julian’s support for the independent traders and publicans which has led to him introducing a Bill to Parliament to change the planning laws to protect them.
Each month residents will be asked to nominate their favourite independent traders in a particular category and say why they are so special. There will be a monthly winner in each category and the overall competition winner will be announced at Cambridge’s Mill Road Winter Fair in December.
The competition is launched today with Best Coffee Shop as the category for January.
Julian said: “I am delighted to be able to celebrate the best that Cambridge has to offer among its independent traders. These businesses are so vital to our city; they not only make it a vibrant and exciting place to visit but they provide residents and visitors with unique goods and services which make our city so special.
“I hope everyone will take this opportunity to visit the independent shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs that can be found around Cambridge and nominate their favourites so that through this competition we can give these businesses the recognition they deserve.”
Nominations can be sent to Julian via Twitter @julianhuppert or Facebook, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Discovering Cambridge, Julian Huppert MP, 16 Signet Court, Swann Road, Cambridge, CB5 8LA.