HAILSHAM town centre will be filled with colour this summer thanks to Hailsham Town Council and its Hailsham In Bloom Committee.
New floral planters have been installed on the pedestrian guard rails in North Street, George Street and Hailsham High Street, as part of an initiative by the town council to brighten and tidy up the town centre area and following feedback from the local community to enhance the existing displays.
The town council agreed to purchase the fourteen floral planters required for the pedestrian guard rails within the town centre, and the Hailsham In Bloom Sub-Committee has provided funding for the compost and flowering plants installed in each of the containers.
The new saddle planters, which were installed by contractors last week, have built-in water reservoirs to hold a supply of water, therefore keeping soil moist and ensuring plants don’t dry out, which posed a significant problem due to prolonged periods of dry weather last year.
Town Clerk Liz Jones said: “The Hailsham In Bloom team is delighted with the new plant containers – and their contents.
“The new floral displays are even more impressive than last year, and we hope they be appreciated by everyone who visits the town centre this summer.
“Thanks must go to town council works staff for helping to bring about this new enhancement, and maintaining the other flower fountains, hanging baskets and raised flower beds in the town centre to such a high standard all year round.”