SHANKLIN schools, churches, businesses, community groups and residents have been commended for making their town even more beautiful.

The annual Shanklin in Bloom awards evening was held at the town's Royal British Legion club on Tuesday (September 11), where mayor Steve Knight presented gift vouchers and certificates to those who had grown the best floral displays.

The committee thanked Shanklin Town Council, Busy Bee garden centre and Carpets Direct for supporting the competition.

Maureen Cadle said: "The committee would like to thank everyone who entered the competition. We are looking forward to next year."


Front gardens — 1. 4 Fir Tree Close, 2. 10 Fir Tree Close, 3. 45 Downland View; small front gardens — 1. 1 Western Road, 2. 11 Western Road, 3. 16 St Boniface Cliff Road; pots and tubs — 1. 8 St Boniface Cliff Road, 2. 1 Prospect Mews, 3. 17a Victoria Avenue; schools, churches, youth and community groups — 1. United Reformed Church, 2. Sacred Heart Presbytery, 3. Shanklin Voluntary Youth and Community Centre; hotels — 1. Haven Hall, 2. Palmerstone Grange, 3. Malton House; guest houses — 1. The Clifton, 2. The Havelock, 3. The Appley; pubs, clubs and cafes — 1. Royal British Legion, 2. Shanklin Conservative Club, 3. Vernon Cottage; care homes and condominiums — 1. Columbus House, 2. Craigmore Court, 3. Rychris Court.