Hailsham: Helpers look forward to a flower-filled spring

Hailsham winter planting
Hailsham winter planting

GREEN-FINGERED volunteers have been busy showering Hailsham with 10,000 bulbs as a way of making sure the town blooms come spring time.

The planting drive has been organised by Hailsham Town Council and follows on from a hugely successful similar scheme last year, which organisers say added a splash of colour to the town.

Local residents joined forces with town councillors and young people from the Square Youth Cafe to plant tulip, daffodil and narcissi bulbs in South Road, North Street, Battle Road, Ersham Road, London Road, St Mary’s churchyard and a host of other grass verges, parks and open spaces in Hailsham.

Deputy town mayor and chairman of the Hailsham In Bloom Committee Councillor Richard Grocock said, “Hailsham is sure to be a riot of colour next spring as a result of this massive bulb planting campaign. Annual spring bulb planting is one of the key challenges of the Hailsham In Bloom campaign and the amount of pride shown in the town from so many volunteers is a credit to our community.

“On behalf of the committee, I wish to thank everyone who took part in this year’s bulb planting campaign, helping to make a real contribution to the town’s environmental and aesthetic quality.”

Organisers are now appealing for extra flowering plants, shrubs and other materials to be donated for forthcoming Hailsham In Bloom community projects.

For more information, or to offer some donations or financial help, call Hailsham Town Council on 01323 842702 or visit www.hailshaminbloom.org.