WINNERS of the 2011 Hailsham in Bloom competitions have been announced by Hailsham Town Council.
Judges for the contest hit the town centre last week, visiting locations of those on the short-list for the best kept front garden, best allotment, best business premises (small and large) and best pub display. The judging criteria awarded points for the quality of garden design, floral displays, landscaping, bioversity and general cleanliness.
The Deputy Mayor of Hailsham, and in bloom committee member, Cllr Richard Grocock, said the judges were impressed with all of the entries.
He said: “I am delighted with the quality and diversity of competition entrants this time round, which has far exceeded that of previous years. Taking part in the judging of entries has provided me with the opportunity to see for myself just how high the level of horticultural talent and dedication to local aesthetic and environmental improvement our community has to offer.
“Well done to all competition entrants, especially the winners and runners-up. You should be proud of your achievements.”
The winners will be given prizes at a presentation evening at the town council offices on September 21 2011.
Here are the Hailsham in bloom 2011 results:
Best Kept Front Garden
Joint Winner: Mr R. Cousens (Moore Park)
Joint Winner: Mrs L. Woodley (South Road)
Winner: Mr & Mrs B. French (Plot 5, Battle Road allotments)
Runner-up: Mr Durham (Plot 49, Battle Road allotments)
Best Business Premises
Winner: The Old Forge Hotel & Restaurant (Magham Down)
Runner-up: Sussex IFA Ltd (George Street)
Highly Commended: Vicarage Field Surgery
Best Public House Display
Winner: The King’s Head (South Road)
‘Hailsham In Pictures’ Photography Competition
Winner: Mr A. Mills
Runner-up: Mr J. Duckworth-Lloyd
Hailsham Heritage Award 2010
Winner – Cortlandt (George Street)