A football and community complex is over the moon at winning national recognition – less than two years after it opened.
For an official pat on the back has gone to the Creasey Park Community Football Centre in Dunstable, with the award of a prestigious quality mark.
The centre has gained QUEST registration, a recognition of excellence in facility management in the leisure industry.
Councillor Terry Colbourne, chairman of Dunstable Town Council’s grounds and environmental services committee, said gaining the quality mark was “a wonderful achievement”.
The Football Foundation has classified the centre as “very good” and “exceeding expectations” and wants the project to be used as an exemplary case study to show other centres how to succeed.
The town council manages the centre in partnership with Central Beds Council, Brewers Hill Middle School and the Football Foundation.
Central Beds councillor Brian Spurr praised the work of centre manager James Slack and the town council, and said the project was “going from strength to strength”.