Cllr Sandy Ellis returns as Chair of Haywards Heath IN BLOOM and launches new Virtual Gardeners Competition

Published: 28 May 2021

Cllr Sandy Ellis launches a new virtual competition as she returns as Chair of the Haywards Heath IN BLOOM Committee!

The Haywards Heath IN BLOOM Committee is delighted to announce that Cllr Sandy Ellis has returned as the Chairperson and has immediately launched a VIRTUAL LOCKDOWN GARDERS Competition for residents of Hayward Heath.

The new competition is looking to reward the skills and efforts of residents who have transformed their outdoor space, learned new skills or fallen back in love with nature during lockdown. Residents wanting to take part should notify Brenda Gulliver at Haywards Heath Town Council by the end of July. Brenda can be contacted on 01444 455694 to by email to Photos (up to 3) of front and back gardens should be received by the 25th August and will be used in a stunning display to be shown on the Town Council website and its Facebook page. Winners will announced and notified during September.

Cllr Ellis comments:

I am delighted and honoured to be returning to the chairmanship of Haywards Heath IN BLOOM. I have seen through lockdown how popular gardening has become in our towns and villages. I do so hope everyone will support this wonderful virtual gardening initiative and I would love to share photos of the improvements made by our many keen gardeners & allotment holders. Unfortunately, we do not know at this stage if we will be able to hold our annual tea party and a separate competition for allotment holders will also be announced soon.

It’s been recognised that green space is good for our health and wellbeing, it’s also giving our environment a boost by helping nature to provide shelter & food for our wildlife. Birds can nest, insects can feed & our much-valued bees can forage. Please join our VIRTUAL LOCKDOWN GARDENERS competition and share your gardens with our community.”

Residents unable to send photos, can contact Brenda at Haywards Heath Town Council and help will be provided.