The front of the Station looks great after a Halesworth Council organised repaint and below the latest addition - A Southwold Railway postcard blow up by EPS Transfers of Halesworth Station imagined when it was the terminus of the old Southwold Railway 1879 - 1929.
This was put up by Eric Hurren a respected much sought after local builder who has been a stalwart friend and worker for Halesworth in Bloom picture here on the right and he is with Virginia and Jonathan Appleby who are important Sponsors of Halesworth in Bloom. We could not manage without all of their support, expertise and assistance.
'Tony read about painted bollards in Salisbury - in the Cathedral precinct but thought of all those his wife Jen was painstakingly repainting prior to our Anglia in Bloom Judges visit to our Thoroughfare. He floated this idea first at Christmas in our Community News and nothing happened.
As usual Halesworth in Bloom had a stall outside Rehability and opposite the Library. The weather was kind and thanks to Liz Wooster we were all set up by 8.30am
We had a small Raffle, and some plants to sell but principal;ly we were asking those people attending to write just one sentence about their impression of Halesworth Centre on post-its which they stuck on to a flip chart. We had nearly 200 contributions. They were heart warningly positive and the planters, bright floral displays, trees, shrubs and perennials were a key reason why they like Halesworth and would revisit.
Some examples from the first 50 looked at.
"Wonderful Windows and flowers"
congratulations to all those responsible for the planters
"wonderful flowers and displays"
""Beautiful planters and shrubs enhance the High Street "
"especially the flowers and trees in the planters"
"full of beautiful flowers"
"Bright colours in the planters and at Station all locally home made
thanks to shop owners and Halesworth in Bloom"
"The tubs are fab!"
"Truly Halesworth in Bloom"
"amazing floral displays"