HAILSHAM: Sponsors wanted to help create rose garden

A COMMUNITY rose garden could be created in Hailsham to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

The town council’s Hailsham In Bloom Committee have drawn up plans for the garden and just need formal permission from East Sussex County Council.

The idea to build a small public garden outside Hailsham Library in Western Road to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee came from the committee earlier this year, which will head a small working party from within the local community to look at the design of the garden and sponsorship opportunities available.

The committee is looking for funding to pay for roses, raised plant beds, paving and wooden benches.

Rose expert and town council environment warden Len Davies will advise the committee on the variety of rose that will feature in the garden, showcasing true old roses, English roses through to species roses.

Councillor Richard Grocock, deputy town mayor and chairman of Hailsham In Bloom said, “Creating this new community garden will be a challenge for everyone concerned,.

“But the finished product should be well received by the public, commemorate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee nicely and provide lots of enjoyment in years to come.

“Having said that, the development of the garden will not be possible without sponsorship from local businesses, which I hope will come forward and support us in this important community project.”

If you would like to be involved in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee community garden project, contact Hailsham Town Council on 841702 or visit the Hailsham In Bloom website at www.hailshaminbloom.org for more information.