Saturday, 15 March 2014


Local residents are being urged to scrub up their planters and have their hoes and mowers at the ready . . . the ever-popular Erewash in Bloom gardening competition is launched next month! The annual competition for green-fingered gardeners is the flagship project of Erewash Borough Council’s Pride in Erewash campaign and sees residents, schoolchildren and businesses put some real flower power into the borough.
This year’s contest will be launched during National Gardening Week with special ‘Bloom’ stalls, where residents can find out more and pick up an entry form:
· Wednesday 16 April – Long Eaton High Street, 10am-2pm
· Thursday 17 April – Ilkeston, Bath Street, 10am-2pm
The competition features a wide range of categories as gardening fans all compete to put on the best summertime displays and be crowned an Erewash in Bloom champion.
Entry forms are also available from Long Eaton and Ilkeston Town Halls. Residents will also be able to enter on-line from 16 April at
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“Put the dates in your diaries and come along and visit our Bloom stalls – it’s time to sharpen your shears, spruce up your flower bed and bring on the baskets! We expect another record-breaking year for our Erewash in Bloom, which remains a summer-long favourite with residents of all ages in all corners of our borough.”