THE EFFORTS of the people who have helped to brighten up Hailsham have been recognised with the announcement of the town’s In Bloom competition.
Hailsham In Bloom judges visited various gardens and short-listed nominees for a variety of categories.
They awarded points for garden design, quality of floral displays, landscaping, biodiversity and cleanliness. Passion and gardening knowledge were apparent with some gardens and business premises demonstrating a good selection of plants and colour combinations, evidence of recycling, and a tidy appearance all round.
Deputy town mayor and Hailsham In Bloom member
The results were as follows: best kept front garden, joint winner: Mr R. Cousens (Moore Park), joint winner: Mrs L. Woodley (South Road).
Best allotment: winner: Mr & Mrs B. French (Plot 5, Battle Road allotments), runner-up: Mr Durham (Plot 49, Battle Road allotments).
Best business premises, winner: The Old Forge Hotel & Restaurant (Magham Down), runner-up: Sussex IFA Ltd (George Street), highly commended: Vicarage Field Surgery.
Best public house display, winner: The King’s Head (South Road).
Hailsham In Pictures photography competition, winner: Mr A. Mills, runner-up: Mr J. Duckworth-Lloyd.
Hailsham Heritage Award 2010, winner: Cortlandt (George Street).
Winners and runners-up of each competition will be presented with their prizes at a Hailsham In Bloom awards presentation evening to be held at the Town Council offices on Wednesday September 21.