Invitation to help plant 10,000 flower bulbs in Hailsham

VOLUNTEERS are invited to join forces with town councillors in November to plant more than 10,000 daffodil, tulip, and narcissi bulbs in South Road, Western Road, Ersham Road, Vicarage Lane, St Mary’s churchyard and many other sites in Hailsham.

The campaign, organised by Hailsham Town Council’s in bloom committee, follows on from the previous three years of successful planting of spring bulbs, which brightened up neglected areas in Hailsham and brought a splash of colour to the town in the spring.

Donations for additional spring bulbs are currently being sought and businesses in Hailsham are encouraged to help out in any way they can.

The Deputy Mayor of Hailsham in bloom chairman, Cllr Richard Grocock, said: “For the past three years, we have been able to benefit from the planting of well over 25,000 visible spring bulbs - over and above what would normally be available for us as a working group thanks to generous donations from local businesses - improving many of the town’s verges and public open spaces.

“We hope more volunteers will come forward in November to help us in this year’s planting campaign.

“We know lots of you love gardening, whether it’s your own back garden, a community space or an allotment, and everyone is welcome to help out, get a little exercise and enjoy bulb planting with the Hailsham In Bloom team.

“It will be a great moment to see all the volunteers working on the bulb planting in Hailsham and volunteers are encouraged to bring their family and friends back in the spring to see the bulbs they planted in full bloom.”

If you are interested in donating spring bulbs or would like to get involved in planting them, contact Hailsham Town Council on (01323) 841702 or email