Erewash Borough Council has successfully secured sponsorship for all its categories in the popular In Bloom competition – the annual gardening extravaganza for local residents.
The competition has grown in popularity over the last 10 years and regularly sees well over 100 entries from gardening gurus, schoolchildren and local businesses – with their green-fingered skills adding to the award winning summertime flower power in all corners of the borough.
Now businesses have stepped up to show their support for all those who enjoy taking part in the competition by sponsoring all 11 categories – a winning partnership for the borough.
The council has sent out a thank you to the following businesses: Ilkeston-based design and print company Stirland Paterson; Steelcraft Fabrications of Ilkeston; Langley Mill design, print and lasercut specialists Pictorial; Woodgrow Horticulture; Long Eaton and District Horticultural Society; vegetation management company LanGuard; Nibra Signs, manufacturer of signs including street nameplates and traffic signs; Tom Richards Tree Services; Peel Electrical Ltd; and amenity and grounds maintenance company TH Heath.
Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:
“We are grateful to these companies for joining us in celebrating the wonderful contribution made to our borough by so many gardening fans of all ages. Their sponsorship is also a clear sign that they support our drive to put the pride into Erewash – with this community-wide competition playing a key role in that.”
Categories in the competition include awards for best front and rear gardens, best wildlife/environmental garden, top hanging baskets, best allotment sites and a fun tallest sunflower contest for children. There are also categories for pubs and restaurants, communal areas and friends groups, school gardens and shops and businesses.