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Town Mayor Commences Spring Bulb Planting Campaign

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Photo of Mayor Cllr Holbrook and Pond Warden at the Common Pond planting spring bulbs 

The Town Mayor‘s latest spring bulb planting programme has started in Hailsham, with the planting of daffodils and tulips at the Common Pond site in Bellbanks Road.

Mayor Councillor Paul Holbrook will be working hard over the coming weeks to ensure that some of the parks and public open spaces maintained by the Town Council are awash with colour next Spring.

As well as planting bulbs in some of the areas of grass surrounding the Common Pond, the Mayor plans to plant further bulbs in the coming weeks at other Town Council-maintained sites including Hailsham Country Park and Hailsham Cemetery.

“After winter, spring flowers are always such a welcome sight and bulb planting is a great way to lift the appearance of an area.” said Councillor Holbrook. “Through Hailsham In Bloom and Environment Hailsham over the years, we have been able to benefit from the planting of well a vast number of visible spring bulbs – over and above what would normally be available thanks to generous donations from local businesses – improving many of the town’s verges and public open spaces.”

“I thought it was only fitting if I could contribute towards previous campaigns and supplement their achievements – although on Town Council land and on a considerably smaller scale! My aim through this planting campaign is to help make aesthetic enhancements to our public and green open spaces in time for the Spring.”

Cllr Holbrook added: “Whilst carrying out the bulb planting at the Common Pond, it was lovely to be able to meet up with our designated Pond Warden again, Phil Hobden. As part of the Town Council’s obligation to ensure that the pond is well maintained and visually appealing to the public, Phil checks the area on a regular basis and reports problems or concerns about the site to the Town Council.”

“The Common Pond has been a focal point in Hailsham for centuries and is considered to be the town’s ‘Jewel in the Crown’. Our Pond Warden and members of the Town Council’s outdoor works team should be praised for all the work undertaken there. The Town Council looks forward to the continuation of its work to maintain and improve the pond in the future, so that residents and visitors to the town can continue to enjoy this local beauty spot.”

“Again, thanks to Phil for all his hard work, and the local residents who have been keeping a watchful eye on this wonderful site over the years.”

Enquiries relating to this media release

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