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Battle Town Council

South & South East in Bloom success

By Jane de Garston Battle Town Council

Monday, 7 October 2019


Battle Town Council Contributor


As the wet weather now appears to have settled in, the Town Council would like to share the news of success achieved in this year's South & South East in Bloom competition which was judged on a hot summer's day in July .

As agreed with the Beautiful Battle Committee, there had been no entry in 2018. Whilst in full agreement that the floral displays should be maintained to a high standard all year, and not for the benefit of an annual competition, the Town Council resolved to enter the town centre and Almonry garden into the Small Town and Small Parks respectively.

Battle's Deputy Mayor, Cllr Margaret Kiloh, took the lead on the town centre entry and had written excellent background notes for the judges to read before their visit. The judges were welcomed by Battle Town Mayor, Cllr Glenna Favell, before Cllr Kiloh made a short presentation in the Ceremonies Room at the Cemetery before the tour of the town began.

Cllr Kiloh and Cllr Favell had devised a well timed route that not only admired the floral displays on the Abbey Green and throughout the town by Beautiful Battle, but also took the judges to Caldbec Hill to meet Amanda Kerr, secretary to Battle Wildlife Meadow Group and through the Amenity Field to Mansers Shaw, where former Councillor, John Boryer, highlighted work carried out to enhance the ancient woodland and make it more accessible .

After some light refreshment, the judges were introduced to Beautiful Battle Chairman, Marilyn Waughman, who accompanied the judges around the Almonry garden.

Favourable comments and helpful suggestions were made throughout the tours.

Cllr Favell attended the presentation of awards and was delighted to be presented with a Gold award for the Town Centre and Silver Gilt for the Almonry garden. An extra surprise in the form of the East Sussex County Award has highlighted the achievements of the various groups and volunteers in the town that help make Battle such a wonderful town to live, work or visit. Cllr Favell remarked, "On behalf of the Council, I would like to thank everyone who contributes towards making the town look so attractive, but particularly the volunteers who put in a great deal of hard work."

Contact Information

Carol Harris

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The Almonry, High Street, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0EA