A local voluntary group is currently seeking individuals who can spare a few hours per week to help with the ongoing planting/watering of the town centre floral displays and various other related projects.
Environment Hailsham (formerly known as Hailsham In Bloom) is a local charity run by volunteers who work in partnership with residents, schools, businesses, voluntary groups and other charities to raise funds throughout the year for the town’s horticultural displays.
With the aim to provide long-term improvements to the environmental quality of Hailsham, additional volunteers are welcome no matter how much or little time they are able to give.
Tasks will include the maintenance and watering of floral planters in the High Street, George Street and North Street, the upkeep of the Hailsham War Memorial planter beds, Diamond Jubilee Community Rose Garden in Western Road and the Dennis King Memorial Sensory Garden in Dunbar Drive, as well as help with the organisation of fundraising events throughout the year.
Hailsham Town Council allocates funding towards the maintenance of floral displays by Environment Hailsham annually out of its annual grant budget.
The organisation relies heavily on sponsorship from local businesses and is grateful to sponsors in recent years which have included GM Monk, Quality Solicitors Barwells, Hailsham Camera Centre, Costcutter, Simpson’s Chicken, Hart Coleman, Bowes House (Care UK), The Homely Maid, Sussex Independent Financial Advisors, Stevens & Carter, Taylor Engley, Ross & Co, Coastal Builders and Lloyds Bank.
“Environment Hailsham is an exciting project and we are appealing to the local community for volunteers to help us keep our town looking loved,” said Environment Hailsham Chairman and town councillor Richard Grocock.
“Tasks can include planting, dead-heading, weeding, pruning and watering of our permanent horticultural displays in the town centre and other sites in Hailsham, including two community gardens and the parish church grounds.”
“To help keep Hailsham blooming we’re always in need of more volunteers to help in all sorts of ways with the above range of activities, plus fresh ideas on how to raise vital funding for the charity and help with the organisation of fundraising events such as community quizzes.”
Town Mayor Councillor Paul Holbrook commented: “Environment Hailsham’s volunteers have worked incredibly hard to maintain the existing barrier planters, hanging basket displays and plant beds in the town centre, as well as the rose garden outside the library in Western Road, and various other sites across the town. In these testing times, a beautiful display of flowers in the town is a reminder that there is community endurance and a light at the end of the tunnel!”
“Taking pride in the town’s appearance is something which comes naturally to people in our wonderful town and I would encourage anybody with an hour or two to spare each week to come forward, join the Environment Hailsham volunteer team and help make a difference.”
If you are able to offer your assistance, please call Richard on 01323 842931 or visit www.environmenthailsham.co.uk for further details.
Terry Hall, Communications & Public Information Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
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