Autumn Colour in Hedge End shows Hort Soc Success…

BALIStill looking good in Hedge End Village Centre, after a spectacular show of summer colour, are the brick planters outside the Co-Op, still owned by the Town Council but now planted and maintained by the Hedge End Horticultural Society.

Although some of the brick planters on the other side of the road have been removed, replaced by a new piazza, these are the planters that we previously reported as being weed-ridden and an embarrassment to Hedge End Town Council.

Earlier this year, Hedge End Town Council accepted the suggestion to let the local Horticultural Society see if they could do any better, and on the evidence of the display that is still to be seen at the beginning of Autumn, we think that they have done themselves, and Hedge End proud…

Under New Management

Under New Management

Hedge End’s innovative “Let the Horticultural Society have a go”  initiative has clearly been a success and is perhaps a model that other parts of the Borough could follow.

Meanwhile, just a few yards away, another old problem has recurred.

Hedge End’s troublesome timepiece, the Centenary Clock,  has been showing the wrong time again, misleading anybody passing through the Village Centre and rendering it completely useless.

Although the problem had been successfully resolved, with the clock seen to be reliable for most of the last year, the problem has recurred and has remained unresolved for the last few weeks…

If you were hoping to catch the 12:57 bus to Eastleigh, you've missed it...!

If you were hoping to catch the 12:57 bus to Eastleigh, you’ve missed it…!

Perhaps the Horticultural Society should take on management of the Centenary Clock too…

Ray Turner

Formerly a Civil-Servant and IT Specialist at ONS, Ray is now semi-retired and spare-time self-employed. He contributes to Eastleigh News on a voluntary basis and is also an administrator for the site. 


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