The launch of the ever-popular Erewash in Bloom gardening competition has been put back by two weeks.
The 2018 contest was set to be launched with 'Bloom' stalls in Ilkeston and Long Eaton tomorrow and Thursday. The dates have been changed to later in the month when the weather will hopefully be more spring-like.
The annual competition for green-fingered gurus 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.
The 2018 contest will be launched with special ‘Bloom’ stalls in Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres where residents can find out more and pick up an entry form:
- Wednesday 25 April – Long Eaton High Street, 10am-1pm
- Thursday 26 April – Ilkeston, Bath Street, 10am-1pm
This year’s competition has also seen Trent Barton get on board, with the bus company sponsoring the Front Garden Category.
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 out 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.”
Residents will be able to enter on-line from Wednesday 25 April.