HAVENSTREET celebrated success in the best kept medium sized village and received commendation in the South East England in Bloom competition.

An award presentation was held at Havenstreet's White Hart Inn where the Island’s High Sheriff, Gioia Minghella-Giddens, presented awards to parish chair Veronica Hattersley and White Hart landlady Anne-Marie Deegan.

Mrs Minghella-Giddens said: "As a local resident, it is a delight to recognise the efforts of the local community providing fantastic floral features for visitors and residents alike — these awards reflect the hard work of all involved."

Mrs Hattersley said: "The parish has limited resources and this is very much a partnership effort, and the displays continually impress the judges with their originality and colour."

Havenstreet and Ashey Parish Council maintains the local recreational ground, and is hoping to introduce a meadow this year, as well as the glade in Ashey, help towards planting around the community centre, and hope to develop projects with local groups, such as the White Hart, over the next year.

Mrs Deegan said: "Havenstreet and Ashey is very much a community-led parish with a family focus and these awards highlight how everyone works together, and shares a common purpose."