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Mayor Attends Hailsham Allotment Society Summer Show

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Photo of Mayor Cllr Paul Holbrook and category winners at the Hailsham Allotment Society's Summer Show 

The Hailsham Allotment Society invited residents to its Annual Summer Show at the Battle Road allotment site on Saturday [6 August], which was officially opened by the Town Mayor Councillor Paul Holbrook.

The show was attended by allotment society members and plot holders, and residents were asked to bring along their flowers and vegetables for exhibiting and judging. Prizes were given for each category winner.

Members of the Allotment Society were on hand to answer questions and to show off their plots to visitors, helping to raise the profile of allotments and why it is beneficial to have one.

“I’m honoured and delighted to have been asked to open the event,” said Town Mayor Councillor Paul Holbrook. “The Allotment Society’s Summer Show was a great opportunity for people to exhibit their vegetables and flowers, see the allotment plots on site, learn a few tips and techniques for growing their own, and relax with refreshments!”

At present, the Council manages 96 plots on three sites: Battle Road (59 plots) Station Road (14 plots) and Harold Avenue (23 plots). Standard plots are 3 or 5 rods in size.

Rental costs are £23.10 per annum for 3-rod size and £39.60 per annum for 5-rod size. A £50 deposit is requested for newly registering plot holders.

Councillor Holbrook added: “The Town Council is committed to providing allotment plots to all residents who wish to rent one. We recognise the vital role allotment gardening plays in the local community, for people to grow their own selection of fruit and vegetables whilst serving as a highly rewarding pastime in the process.”

To request being added to the allotment rental waiting list, please contact Karen Giddings (Environment & Planning Officer) on 01323 841702 or email.

Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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