Return of the red, white and blue

Planting is about to get underway for this year’s patriotic planting and remembrance displays at key sites in Erewash.

Erewash Borough Council’s parks teams will recreate the stunning 2012 Union Flag designs – a sea of red, white and blue that won widespread praise from residents and visitors.

All five circular beds on the White Lion Square traffic island in Ilkeston will feature the flag again and in Long Eaton the Wilsthorpe Road roundabout and Waverley Street site will also be transformed.

The return of the Union Flag designs this year was agreed as a fitting part of Erewash’s remembrance of the centenary of the end of World War One.

All the plants have been grown at the council’s West Park Nursery in Long Eaton and this year’s hanging and barrier baskets across the borough will also have a patriotic theme.

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

“It’s all systems go as we prepare to plant the Union Flag designs and use a red, white and blue theme in our award-winning town centre barrier and hanging basket displays.

“We wanted to recreate the designs as part of our commemoration and remembrance leading up to the centenary of the end of the First World War in November. We know that residents will share our delight at the return of the Union Flag designs and enjoy watching the displays bloom into full colour for the summer.”

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