ON behalf of the committee of Ore in Bloom, I would like to express through the pages of your newspaper our thanks and appreciation for all the tremendous support we have had from local residents and businesses for our Ore in Bloom project.
We are a fledgling voluntary organisation entirely reliant on the goodwill and support of the people of Ore and the wider Hastings community, and we have not found this help wanting.
Our Royal Horticultural Society affiliated group began life just over a year ago and in that short time we have helped build a new public flower garden at the Ore Centre, planted fruit trees on the village green, put in large decorative planters at the traffic Islands on the Old London Road, and only this week have put up 20 hanging baskets through the centre of Ore.
None of this would have been possible without the gift of time and goods, and the sharing of professional skills from the following:
BlackBrooks Garden Centre, Sedlescombe
Chris Paine Construction, Westfield
John Wright Designs, Hastings
Harborough Nurseries, Guestling
Rotherview Nurseries, Ore
The Community Payback team
The firemen at the Ridge Fire Station
The Co-op, Ore
Virginia Gilbert and her team at Hastings Borough Council
Cllr Michael Wincott
Cllr Terry Fawthrop
East Sussex County Highways
Tony Howard, head gardener, Fairlight Hall
The Friary Gardeners, Ore
Good luck to all those entering this year’s In bloom competition
Chairman, Ore in Bloom