‘In Bloom’ competition judges given town tour

South East in Bloom Judges, a representative from Gatwick Airport (SEiB Sponsors) and Mrs Figg cut the celebratory cake

South East in Bloom Judges, a representative from Gatwick Airport (SEiB Sponsors) and Mrs Figg cut the celebratory cake

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Haywards Heath in Bloom had the honour of showing the judges of South and South East In Bloom and their sponsors Gatwick Airport Group around Haywards Heath town on Monday July 11.

During the tour they were able to visit Bolnore Village School where the pupils were given the opportunity to showcase their garden activities and the judges and sponsors were able to witness the wonderful achievements the pupils are gaining from hands-on experience of food production and sustainability, which have been recognised by the many awards gained at the South of England Show by their gardening club.

The judges were also given the chance to meet the chairman, and allotment holders of Vale Road and to soak up the community spirit that is shared among the many allotments societies in our town, enjoyed by all ages and abilities. The aim of Haywards Heath In Bloom is to bring communities together through the love of the great outdoors to create welling and sustainability.

The tour included Beech Hurst Gardens and residential groups and visiting many of the regeneration projects the committee had taken on during the course of the year.

Chairman Sandy Ellis would like to thank all the businesses, residents and organisations that have supported us in this annual competition with special thanks going to P & S Gallagher and Dinnages who have kindly supplied luxury travel arrangements for the judges tour, to our residents whose front gardens were a delight to view during the tour, the staff of Haywards Heath Town Council and Mid Sussex District Council for their ongoing support and not forgetting Leaders Lettings, The Orchards and many more local companies who help us with both donations.

And finally to HHTC Groundstaff for their care, commitment and hard work in achieving a great example of a vibrant environmentally friendly community and the wonderful displays of floral colour that cannot help but make a great impressions on us all.

Results will be announced in the Autumn.