Shanklin Voluntary Youth & Community Center and Shanklin Football Club celebrate after receiving the coveted Green Flag Award.
The award is the international quality mark for the country’s parks and green spaces.
Over the past two years, parks and green spaces have played a vital role for people through the closures as a safe place to relax, exercise and meet friends and family.
Winning the Green Flag Award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the people who make green space great – one that everyone can enjoy.
Isle of Wight High Sheriff Kay Marriott said:
“Congratulations to everyone involved with the Shanklin VYCC, Green Town Football Club and volunteers, for maintaining so much of the public realm in Shanklin and for raising the standard for the benefit of residents and volunteers.”
Keep Britain Tidy Accreditation Manager Paul Todd added:
“I would like to congratulate everyone who has helped make Shanklin sites worthy of a Green Flag Award.
“The county grounds, youth center, memorial, library and train station are vital green spaces for the island community. This award is a testament to all the hard work of the staff and volunteers, who do so much to ensure it maintains the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.
Paul Biddlecombe, chairman of SVYCC and former manager of Shanklin FC, concluded:
“Shanklin is fortunate to have so many volunteers caring for community spaces and providing quality spaces for activities such as football, cricket, bocce, as well as recreational activities at Shanklin VYCC.