Town Mayor Gary Young receiving South East England in Bloom Award from Sandown Green Town Volunteers

SANDOWN CELEBRATES GREEN TOWN SUCCESS

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The team behind Sandown Green Towns have presented the Mayor of Sandown with the South East England in Bloom Silver Gilt Award in recognition of the town’s success in these prestigious awards.

The presentation was made at a packed Town Council meeting of over 100 Sandown residents on Monday (20th January).

As well as the presentation of the award, the meeting saw locals discussing the key priorities for the forthcoming budget.

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Local Councillors updated residents on current planning issues, and members prioritised future investment in new Toilets at Eastern Gardens, freeing up additional resources for local voluntary groups, and making provision to maintain the standard of equipment in the Steven Jenkins Playground at Sandham.

Town Mayor Gary Young said:

“It was a very constructive meeting, and we welcomed the comments and contributions from local community groups and individuals.

“Sandown has limited resources with increasing pressures placed upon it, and are aware that the number one priority is Eastern Gardens Toilets, with potential to charge and have a contactless payment system – we will press ahead with this once the Budget has been approved”.

“The Town Council would like to thank all those that attended, and we plan further consultation before the Budget meeting on 24th February at the Broadway Centre”.

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