Bloom committee ready to make Hailsham a brighter place

HAILSHAM looks set to be a bright place again this summer, thanks to the town’s in bloom committee.

The town council’s Hailsham In Bloom Committee has already begun work on a number of new and existing projects ahead of the town’s entry in the South and South East in Bloom competition this summer.

Plans include the creation of a Diamond Jubilee community rose garden in Western Road and the construction of a plant nursery at the Orchard Park/Grovelands Farm site.

There will be also be improvements to the Dennis King Memorial Sensory Garden, off Dunbar Drive, and the ongoing maintenance of the town centre floral displays

Councillor Richard Grocock, deputy town mayor and chairman of Hailsham In Bloom, said, “Volunteers work hard to ensure the town always looks its best for residents and visitors, not only in terms of floral and horticultural displays, but also through the co-ordination of projects to maintain and develop our heritage and local environmental quality.

“This year, a number of interesting new projects have been planned for different areas of the town, some of which will commence in the coming weeks.

“We will also be continuing work on many of the projects that Hailsham in Bloom has initiated since its launch four years ago, including promoting the Hailsham Heritage Trail more as well as various fundraising events and activities, with the aim to increase community and volunteer involvement across the board.”

Various fundraising events including a recycled fashion show, quiz nights and Hailsham In Bloom competitions, including the Hailsham Heritage Award 2012.

A number of smaller projects have also been outlined for this year, including additional public open days and further restoration of the Hailsham Country Park’s wildflower meadow.

Members of the public can attend the monthly Hailsham In Bloom Committee meetings held in the Fleur de Lys Meeting Room at the town council offices, to offer their suggestions.

The next meeting is due to take place on Monday February 27 at 7.30pm.

For further details on the Hailsham In Bloom project and all sponsorship/donation enquiries, contact Hailsham Town Council on 841702 (during office hours) or visit