South & South East In Bloom Judges Assess Hailsham’s Entry

Hailsham has been put under scrutiny by South & South East in Bloom judges.

Hailsham, United Kingdom, July 08, 2010 --( This year’s round of judging took place on Tuesday 6th July with officials taken on a tour of the town by members of the Town Council’s Hailsham In Bloom Committee. Included in the tour were the town centre’s floral displays in North Street, George Street and Hailsham High Street, and the committee’s largest project to date, the newly constructed Dennis King Memorial Sensory Garden at Grovelands Farm.

The judges also had the chance to scrutinise the newly repainted recycling-themed mural displays at Victoria Road and Vicarage Field, enlarged town entry floral markers, and the Hailsham Country Park, where tree planting and additional work on the wildflower meadow restoration project has taken place throughout the past year.

Other stop-off points included premises of the winners of the Best Front Garden, Best Kept Allotment, Best Public House Display and Hailsham Heritage Award competitions.

Hailsham earned 'Silver' and ‘Silver-Gilt’ awards over the past two years and a key priority for the Hailsham In Bloom Committee this year is to make a bid for the elusive ‘Gold’ award.

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 available soon.

Cllr Jeff Bentley-Astor, chairman of the Hailsham In Bloom Committee, said there were some tremendous new projects and community initiatives this year and improved levels of community involvement all round: “Hailsham has continued to maintain a very high standard in terms of its horticultural display, local environmental quality initiatives and other community project throughout the past year.”

He added, “There have been some considerable challenges too but, as usual, we have overcome them through the unflagging dedication and hard work put into our projects by volunteers of all ages, and financial assistance from local businesses and community groups. I’d like to thank each and everyone who has helped us achieve our goals throughout the past year.

“I’m sure this made walking around the town a very enjoyable experience for the judges and for everyone who lives and works in the town.”

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