TIME IS running out for residents to vote for what will appear on Stratford’s very own Monopoly board.
The town has already ‘passed GO’ in winning its very own version of the world famous board game after seeing off rival towns and cities in a public vote – including neighbouring Warwick and Leamington, and also Gloucester and Shrewsbury.
But voting for the landmarks, shops and streets Stratfordians want to see on the board closes at midnight on Saturday.
People have already suggested having each of the four corners as tea rooms and replacing the hotel and house counters with hair salons and charity shops.
Natash Rebuck, who has been tasked with designing the Stratford Monopoly ‘Bard’, revealed Anne Hathaway’s Cottage, the RSC, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford Rugby Football Club and Tudor World were all faring well in the polls.
She added: “There are 22 of the exclusive multi-coloured property locations up for grabs replacing the London Monopoly originals from Mayfair and Park Lane to Whitechapel and Old Kent Road.
“There are also train stations, utility sets and Community Chest and Chance squares that will swap hands from London to Stratford.
“We shall be studying each and every suggestion that has come in and an extremely big thank you to everyone who has either voted or nominated a favourite landmark or street.”
The board is set to appear on shop shelves later this year in time for Christmas.
To vote for where and what appears on the board go to email@example.com or via the official Stratford Monopoly Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stratforduponavonmonopoly.
Or by traditional post to Monopoly Stratford-Upon-Avon edition, Winning Moves UK, 7 Praed Street, London W2 1NP. 2 1NP.
* MAKERS of Stratford’s Monopoly board will be reopening the polls for special charity nominations.
Because of the overwhelming response from people about having charities featured on the board, the polls will reopen on Sunday for one week only for a Stratford charity to earn a place.
To qualify the charity has to already be registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales.
The successful charity, landmarks, shops and streets will be a closely guarded secret until the board is completed.