Window contest for independent shops

EASTBOURNE’S independent retailers in the town centre have been invited to showcase their products in a summer Winning Windows competition.

The window needs to be ‘a promise to potential shoppers of what’s inside the door’, say organisers.

Organisers want to know which retailer achieved a look that stands out and grabbed your attention as a reflection of summer 2012.

Don’t be surprised if you don’t see anything too obvious relating to the Olympic Games as this is the most protected brand in the world and misusing it may land them in hot water.

See below list of the participating shops.

Please note voting does not start until July 23.

l Cats Protection, 14 Seaside Road

l The Secret Garden, 192 Terminus Road

l Tome, 226 Terminus Road

l Bobster’s, 232 Terminus Road

l W.E Clark & Son Ltd, 9 Langney Road

l Banana Tree, 2 Grove Road

l Sugarloaf, 49 Enterprise Centre

l Abode Interiors & Giftware Ltd, 16 Gildredge Road

l Bowtique, 18 South Street

l Ashprint, 22 South Street

l Garnish Interiors, 27 South Street

l Posh & Decks, 28 South Street

l Deck The Halls, 33 South Street

l Coopers Magic Shop, 18 Cornfield Road

l Barley Sugar, 1 Cornfield Terrace

l Emma Mason Gallery, 3 Cornfield Terrace

Visit the shops that are taking part and vote using the voting slip that will appear in the Herald on July 20 and 27. Return your voting slip to the box in the Council Offices in 1 Grove Road or email

Every voter will be entered into a great prize draw to win four theatre tickets for the final show of Gotta Sing Gotta Dance at the Devonshire Park Theatre on August 25.

The deadline for all votes is August 10 and the retail winners will be announced on August 17 in the Eastbourne Herald.