It’s three ‘shears’ as eco-friendly centre opens for business

Polegate mayor Tim Voyce cuts the ribbon
Polegate mayor Tim Voyce cuts the ribbon

EASTBOURNE’S new eco-friendly garden centre, Hillier, celebrated its official launch last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony with a horticultural twist.

Hillier welcomed Pevensey and Westham MP Greg Barker, the mayor of Polegate and a host of other local dignitaries and gardening celebrities to toast the opening of its new £3 million flagship store on the B2014 Hailsham Road between Stone Cross and Pevensey.

The garden centre is made almost entirely by recycling the material from the old garden centre and Hillier Eastbourne was chosen from 14 Hillier centres across the South East to undergo the redevelopment.

The ribbon was cut to mark the opening of the store using a pair of garden shears.

Chairman Robert Hillier said, “The redevelopment of this site has enabled us to become more eco-friendly with rainwater harvesting for irrigation, low enbery LED lighting, solar energy recovery and energy management systems as well as exceeding all of the building regulations for insulation.”