Rose garden to honour Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Hailsham

THE QUEEN’S Diamond Jubilee is to be honoured with the construction of a new community rose garden in Hailsham.

A final design has been aprroved for the small public garden outside Hailsham Linbrary in Western Road.

Sponsorship for the project is now being sought by Hailsham Town Council’s In Bloom Committee.

The Deputy Mayor of Hailsham, Cllr Richard Grocok, who is chairman of the Hailsham In Bloom Committee said: “I am delighted that work on the construction of the Diamond Jubilee Community Rose Garden will soon be underway and I am confident that it will be ready for the start of this summer, in time for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June.

“I hope more businesses will come forward and get involved by sponsoring the project in order to make it a real community effort and help to bring the garden to fruition.

“A lot of hard work has gone into design and planning to date and, once completed, it will be an amazing space for local residents to enjoy.”

Some monies have already been given to buy roses, raise plant beds, set down paving and install wooden benches at the site. But extra support is needed from businesses in the town for the garden to become a colourful blooming success.

Confirmed project sponsors to date include Chalvington Communications, Sussex Independent Financial Advisors, Haulaway and Hart Reade Solicitors, with other local companies having recently expressed an interest in the project.

Personal donations have been generously given to the project fund by Lew Lovelady and Lilian Woodley.

School pupils in the parish can also get involved in the Royal celebrations by taking part in a competition to design a central feature made out of mosaic tiles to be set up in the centre of the garden.

To get involved in the project phone 01323 841702 or visit the Hailsham In Bloom website at for more information.