The second Sutton, Cheam & Worcester Park Shop of the Year competition is in full swing. You can vote for your favourite local independent shop at and by doing so to say thanks to the many independent local shops in our area. As before, one lucky voter will be picked at random to win £100 to spend in the winning shop. Voting is open until 16th October and this year’s winner will be announced on 23rd October.

Kate Irwin of Precision Chiropractic in Cheam, who won in 2013, said ‘it’s a fun competition, supporting local businesses’.

I run my own small business and know how difficult it can be working long hours in tough times. That’s why I am committed to supporting local retailers who create jobs for local people, protect the character of our high streets, and help to build a healthy local economy. I hope you’ll take a moment to express your gratitude for the hard work of the staff at your favourite local shop, by voting online here.