Best biz competition

A BEST BUSINESS competition has been launched by Hailsham in Bloom for 2012.

The competition has two sub-categories available to the local community: best business premises (large) and best business premises (small).

The small business sub-category is open to all shops, restaurants, hotels and small industrial units, whose decorated frontage contains an attractive floral display or well-maintained garden.

The large business sub-category is open to supermarkets and larger industrial units with well-decorated premises.

Judges will look for evidence of recycling, water conservation, sustainable planting, use of innovative materials and aesthetically pleasing designs. Extra criteria includes originality, variety, cleanliness and absence of litter.

To qualify, the public must be able to view displays from the front of the premises. Public houses are excluded and should enter the best pub display category instead.

The closing date is June 15 2012. Entry forms can be downloaded at and are available to fill in at the town council Offices in Market Street.