South & South East in Bloom Judges Visiting Hailsham

Hailsham will be crossing its fingers on Tuesday 6th July when judges will be visiting the town to assess Hailsham’s bid to win the prestigious award of Best Large Town in the regional South & South East in Bloom competition.

Hailsham, United Kingdom, June 12, 2010 --( The Town Council’s Hailsham In Bloom Committee, which organises the town’s entry into the competition and oversees the various community projects involved, is convinced that Hailsham truly deserves to achieve even better results than last year, when the town won a silver gilt award in only its second year of entering.

South & South East in Bloom competition judges will convene at the Hailsham Community Hall at 9am for an official presentation by the chairman of Hailsham in Bloom, Cllr Jeff Bentley-Astor, and meet various representatives of local authorities, community groups and businesses who have contributed to the committee’s many projects undertaken this year.

From there, the judges go on to the main tour of the town visiting a number of sites where projects have been undertaken in the past year, including the High Street (floral displays), Vicarage Field (recycling-themed mural display) and Grovelands Farm (combined orchard and sensory garden). Visits will also be made to the winners of the Best Kept Front Garden, Best Business Premises and Hailsham Heritage Award competitions.

Councillor Jeff Bentley-Astor said organisers are looking forward to showing off all that Hailsham has to offer: “I’m sure the judges will be very impressed by the work that has been undertaken throughout the past year, not just by the committee, Town Council works staff and local schools, but by the community at large. I'd like to thank everyone involved for the massive amount of work that has been put in this year to help the town’s entry.”

Adds Councillor Bentley-Astor, “Judging criteria are very diverse, but I’m confident that we've ticked every box twice. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.”

Hailsham is up against Chichester, East Grinstead, Faversham, Haywards Heath, Littlehampton, Sittingbourne and Alton in the Large Town category of the South & South East in Bloom competition. The winner will be announced at a ceremony to be held in September, details of which will be made available soon.

For all enquiries relating to this press release, contact:
Terry Hall, Hailsham Town Council
Market Street
East Sussex
BN27 2AE
United Kingdom

Hailsham Town Council
Terry Hall, Hailsham Town Council
+44 (1323) 841702