Nearly ten years ago, shortly after Create Streets was launched, we ran our first online survey
: a Britain’s best street competition. As so often, the peoples’ place making judgement was spot on. In first place came one of England’s greatest streets: Grey Street
in Newcastle, a sinuous sonnet of a street that descends in a subtle curve from Grey’s Monument to the banks of the Tyne. Hundreds of voters agreed with the judgement of John Betjeman and Gladstone. You can read Neil Murphy‘s essay on the street
Ten years on, to mark the coronation of King Charles III, whose support for beautiful places over many years needs no introduction, we invite nominations for Britain’s best street. Which of Britain’s many streets is the most beautiful? Which has the strongest neighbourhood or community? Which is most resonant with emotional or historic meaning?
All you need to do is explore the Create Communities map of the UK, click on the street you would like to nominate and provide a short reason (50 words max) of why it matters to you.
It need only take a couple of minutes. We will put the best nominations out to a public vote and announce the winner to mark the coronation.