My first pleasant duty is to express our committee’s grateful appreciation for all the financial contributions that have been received, not to mention the hanging basket sponsorships, which do much to enhance the ambience of our village.
There is still much to be done and without the generous support from the Parish Council it would be difficult to make ends meet, not knowing at this stage what reduced amount we might receive from the City Council’s Community Fund, so our treasurer Dr. Roger Levy is still happy to receive further donations even if they go towards the ‘start up’ costs for next year. This being the case, perhaps you would kindly make your cheque payable to Rottingdean in Bloom and send it to 46 Dean Court Road, Rottingdean. BN2 7DJ together with your address and telephone number.
One bone of contention, is the short stay car park wall and we are in serious need of one or two more helpers for this particular project, so if there is anyone so inclined then I will be delighted to hear from you on 01273 302431.
Notwithstanding, all of us must be proud of our other horticultural assets, namely Beacon Hill Nature Reserve, Kipling Gardens, St. Margaret’s Church grounds and The Grange that have all featured in the South & South East in Bloom competitions with outstanding success, which all adds to the colourful appearance of the village.
This particularly applies to The High Street, which was awarded joint first prize for the “Best Street Urban Area” last year and once again The Grange garden which reached the dizzy heights of first prize, bearing in mind that both of these were judged over the City as a whole, in the Brighton in Bloom competitions. Who knows, perhaps we will be able to report even more favourably when this years results are disclosed next September.