Schoolchildren, local residents and business representatives have been honoured in another outstanding year for the Erewash in Bloom awards.

The Bloom competition is Erewash Borough Council’s annual gardening extravaganza to find the borough’s best green-fingered gurus and the 2015 results were announced at a presentation event at Morley Hayes Golf Club on Friday. (9 October)

This year’s competition attracted more than 120 entries from people of all ages and from all corners of the borough as well as from schools, businesses and community organisations.

Bloom is the flagship project of Erewash Borough Council’s Pride in Erewash Campaign and features a whole range of categories, from best front and back gardens and best hanging baskets through to best business display, school garden, and a fun tallest sunflower competition.

The Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Val Custance, presented awards to the winners, which were announced by Dave Bramwell, Erewash Borough Council’s Head of Greenspace and Street Scene.

Councillor Mike Wallis, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Culture and Leisure, says:

“This is always a special event as we salute our Bloom champions and marvel at the wonderful displays and gardening skills that have been on show throughout the summer. It was another very difficult job for the judges, with some tremendous entries this year. Well done to everyone who entered and I congratulate all our winners.”

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