Without tempting fate too much, I suppose we can assume that spring has finally sprung, with summer just about to uncoil or maybe recoil, whatever the case may be; but please don’t blink or you may see Father Christmas riding up the High Street!!
Joking aside, the “In Bloom” team is now hard at work in replenishing the various containers and garden beds around the village with attractive colourful perennials and bedding plants, in readiness for the South & South East in Bloom Small Town category judging.
After winning Gold awards last year, both Kipling Gardens and Beacon Hill Nature Reserve are being given a similar makeover, in order that they can maintain the same high level of competitiveness this year. Also, St. Aubyn’s Mead hopes to go one better by achieving an “excellent” award in the “It’s your Neighbourhood” category; who knows we may even achieve the “Grand Slam”.
Naturally, this all takes time and money, and physical help is always most welcome; if therefore there are any residents who would like to assist in beautifying the village then I would be very pleased to hear from you on 302431.
By-the-way, we still have two or three unsponsored hanging baskets and if anyone can sport £60 then their name will appear on a suitably inscribed plaque strapped to the respective lamppost underneath.
Finally, on the day, the judges look at all aspects of flora and village cleanliness and where shops and householders up and around the High Street have the facility for planters, window boxes or hanging baskets, may we respectfully request that they are exploited to the maximum effect, not forgetting of course the Health & Safety factor.
“Here’s to Bloomin’ Rottingdean”