Deadline looms for bloom contest


The deadline to enter this year’s Erewash in Bloom competition is fast approaching.

The annual competition is the flagship project of Erewash Borough Council’s Pride in Erewash campaign and is popular with residents in all corners of the borough as well as with schoolchildren and businesses, who all compete to be crowned a bloom champion.

This year’s competition again features a whole range of categories aimed at saluting green-fingered gardeners of all ages for their summertime displays. Entry forms are available from Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Halls. Entries close on July 4 and can also be made online at

Cllr Mike Wallis, lead member for culture and leisure, said: “We expect another record-breaking year for our Erewash in Bloom competition, which remains extremely popular and always puts some real flower power into our borough. Good luck to all those taking part, let’s hope for summer sunshine and perfect growing conditions.”