Local Hailsham environmental group is closing
By rfowler73 | Monday, July 11, 2011, 20:09
An environmental group that has served Hailsham for over twenty years is disbanding because it feels that much of its work is being covered by other groups in the town.
Hailsham in Bloom 2011 winners have been announced
The Environment was established in 1990 aiming to 'restore, preserve and enhance the character of Hailsham and its environment'.
However, Town Councillor Mary Rowe, who chairs the group, announced that the group would end at a meeting on June 14th. In a group newsletter she said: "We began work as an environmental group over 20 years ago when we felt there was a great need for a watchdog over what was happening in the town. Since that time we have achieved many things."
Newsletters and subscriptions have now stopped and the money raised will be given as a donation to Hailsham Old Pavilion Society.
Meanwhile, one of the groups in the town that has taken up much of the work done by The Environment is Hailsham In Bloom and The Deputy Mayor, Councillor Richard Grocock announced the winners last week
WINNERS of the 2011 Hailsham in Bloom competitions have been announced by Hailsham Town Council.
He said: "I am delighted with the quality and diversity of competition entrants this time round, which has far exceeded that of previous years.
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)
Best Business Premises
Winner: The Old Forge Hotel & Restaurant (Magham Down)
Best Public House Display
Winner: The King's Head (South Road)