You may have noticed the green flag flying above Weston Shore, or read that it has been awarded the ‘Green Flag’. So what is it and why did we get awarded it?

The Green Flag award is a standard that parks and green spaces in the UK can be judged against. Places are judged each April and May with the winners announced in July. They can then fly the Green Flag for a year, before being re-judged the following year.

The judging criteria includes the place being welcoming, clean and well maintained, and having community involvement. Weston Shore was first awarded the Flag in 2009 and has retained it for 2010/11. This reflects the efforts of both Southampton City Council and also the Friends of Weston Shore, as well as the community as a whole, in keeping this beautiful space clean and attractive for all of us.

We can all help to keep the Shore looking good and help to getting ‘the Flag’ again next year, just by taking simple actions –

 1) Don’t drop your litter – put it in one of the bins provided or take it home with you

2) If you see litter, pick it up and put it in a bin. It only takes a second and if we all do this it’ll make a huge difference.

3) If you’re a dog owner – make sure you pick up dog mess – bag it up, and put it in a bin. Please don’t just leave it there.

Let’s all do what we can to keep Weston Shore being a place we can all enjoy, and for future generations enjoy.

It’s ‘ours’ as a community – please treat it as you would your own 🙂

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