Thame has won four prizes at a regional conference aimed at boosting town centres.
All four prizes will give practical help and support to businesses in Thame to foster a “vibrant town”.
The Revive & Thrive Local Legends Conference, in Cheshire, earlier this month was attended by 80 representatives from towns and cities across the UK.
Sonja Francis and Helen Johns, who are steering group members of 21st Century Thame, represented the town.
The four prizes, funded by sponsors of the Local Legends Conference, are all aimed at improving the town centre and building Thame’s profile.
They include work by Global Treasure Apps to develop a free treasure trail guide to Thame’s visitor attractions, within 12 months.
There will also be marketing support, a digital health check and advice on how best to use data to support growth.
Revive & Thrive, who set up originators the Local Legends awards, will produce a special issue of Place magazine to promote every aspect of Thame.
Thame town centre co-ordinator Becky Reid said: “This is a fantastic boost for Thame, following our recent success in the Great British High Streets Competition.
“These great prizes will help us continue the journey to ensure Thame is the best of market towns for residents, businesses and visitors.”
Sue Martin-Downhill, chairman of 21st Century Thame, said: “Working in partnership with Thame Town Council, South Oxfordshire District Council, local businesses and community groups, we aim to protect Thame’s past while promoting its future as a vibrant town serving the whole community.
“These prizes will help us achieve these goals, to the benefit of all.”
The conference also featured talks and guests were told about successful projects that had benefitted communities in other areas.
For more information about 21st Century Thame contact Sue Martin-Downhill on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07860 328880.