Local businesses, parish councils, community groups and residents can show their pride in Erewash by sponsoring flower baskets to put the feelgood factor in the borough over the summer months.
The award-winning summertime planting and floral displays are always popular with residents and last year both Ilkeston and Long Eaton won Gold in the prestigious East Midlands in Bloom competition.
Now the council is inviting the whole community to help ensure the borough blossoms to the highest standards with the opportunity to sponsor flower baskets.
The colourful baskets are attached to lamp columns and brighten up the towns and villages in Erewash throughout the summer.
The sponsorship fee is £95 per year, based on a three year contract, and covers everything from the cost of the basket and plants through to watering, maintenance and an optional sponsor plaque.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure says:
“Sponsorship offers businesses, parish councils and our residents the chance to play their part in helping Erewash bloom and maintain the high standards – with a sponsorship plaque clearly demonstrating their support for Pride in Erewash.”
Anyone interested in sponsoring a flower basket need to apply by Friday 23 March. Application forms can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0115 907 2244. Applications will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis.