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 2016 results were announced at a presentation event at Morley Hayes Golf Club on Friday. (7 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 Abey Stevenson, 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:

“It is always a great privilege to be able to salute our Bloom champions and marvel at their gardening skills and wonderful displays. It was another stunning year, making it a very difficult job for the judges. Well done to everyone who entered our popular competition.”

This year’s competition is sponsored by The Oddfellows, a friendship group open to everyone. It has 280,000 members nationally and 139 branches across the UK. The group has been part of social history for over 200 years, providing advice services, benefits and welfare support for those in need. For further information visit:

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