Millennium Green rated ‘outstanding’ in Awards


Community asset Play Lane Millennium Green (PLMG) has again been awarded ‘Outstanding’ in the South and South East in Bloom Awards for 2019.

PLMG is situated towards the south-west of Ryde and provides a ‘breathing space’ between the residential areas of Binstead and Haylands. It is open to the public and free for anyone to enjoy.

The news comes just a month after the area received the Green Flag Community Award for the eighth year in succession.

IW Councillor Ian Stephens said: “Fantastic achievement and really well deserved. During the last few months I’ve taken a few strolls through the Green, on my rounds of the district, and found it to be a peaceful place. It offers the opportunity to sit, rest and contemplate.

“The award bears testimony to the sustained commitment by all involved, Congratulations!”

One of the trustees of Play Lane Millennium Green said: ““This is a testament to all the hard work put in by so many people over nearly 20 years. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who help maintain the Green, the Trustees, the Green Gym, the dog walkers and passers-by who litterpick on a regular basis to help to keep it looking pristine.

“Donations made by the public help PLMG massively as we have to cover costs of
around £500 each year, which includes Public Liability Insurance, regular
management of bramble and scrub clearing as well as thinning of the oak trees to
encourage optimum growth.”

More information on Play Lane Millennium Green can be found on their website at
www.playlane.org.uk