A ‘bloomin’ success…

A ‘bloomin’ success

It’s that time of year when we welcome back the Erewash in Bloom awards and, yet again, entrants have truly outdone themselves! Local residents, schools and businesses have all been honoured in an outstanding year of horticultural glory.

The annual competition to discover the borough’s green-fingered gurus is one of the highlights in Erewash Borough Council’s event calendar. The 2021 results were announced at a presentation event at Morley Hayes Golf Club today, Friday 1 October, which saw awards being handed out by the Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Donna Briggs accompanied by the Leader of Erewash Borough Council, Councillor Carol Hart.

This year’s popular competition attracted nearly 90 entries from people of all ages and from all corners of the borough as well as from community organisations and businesses.

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

The Leader of Erewash Borough Council, Councillor Carol Hart said:

“It was a great privilege to be able to congratulate our Bloom champions for 2021 and marvel at their gardening skills and wonderful displays. So many people took to their gardens during the lockdowns and it has really paid off with stunning entries, which made for a very difficult job for the judges. A huge well done to all the winners and all those who took part. You all helped the borough look incredible this summer, and helped to put the pride in Erewash.”

EREWASH IN BLOOM WINNERS 2021

Best Front Garden

1st (joint) Gloria Jackson, Boatmans Close, Ilkeston
1st (joint) Tony Hickinbotham, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston
2nd Samuel Morris, Arella Fields Close, Stanley Common
3rd (joint) Janet Costal, Hayeswood Close, Stanley Common
3rd (joint) David Mayo, Newbery Avenue, Long Eaton

The Judges’ Special Award – Mr Leslie Haines, Stevens Lane, Breaston

Best Rear Garden (medium to large)

1st (joint) Fay Blackburn, Quorndon Crescent, Long Eaton
1st (joint) Tony Hickinbotham, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston
2nd (joint) Mr Leslie Haines, Stevens Lane, Breaston
2nd (joint) Jill and Mark Prentice, Harrington Street, Long Eaton
3rd (joint) Joan Pochin, St Wilfrids Road, West Hallam
3rd (joint) Jason Motley, Honingham Road, Ilkeston
3rd (joint) Mr Ernie and Ave ril Carver, Plant Lane, Sawley

Best Rear Garden (Small)

1st (joint) Janet Costal, Hayeswood Close, Stanley Common
1st (joint) Sylvia Plumpin, Cloudside Road, Sandiacre
2nd (joint) Jean Whitwell, Pimlico, Ilkeston
2nd (joint) David Mayo,Newbery Avenue, Long Eaton
3rd (joint) Valerie Davies, Croft End, Little Eaton
3rd (joint) Stephen Wildgust, Station Road, Ilkeston

Best Wildlife/Environmental Garden

1st Jill and Mark Prentice, Harrington Street, Long Eaton
2nd Nigel Downes, Wharncliffe Road
3rd (joint) Miranda Whitehouse, Tudor Court, Draycott
3rd (joint) Sylvia Plumpin, Cloudside Rad, Sandiacre

Best Hanging Baskets and Planters

1st (joint) Gloria Jackson, Boatmans Close, Ilkeston
1st (joint) Tony Hickinbotham, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston
2nd (joint) David Mayo, Newbery Avenue, Long Eaton
2nd (joint) Stephen Ogle, Douglas Road, Long Eaton
3rd (joint) Jean Whitwell, Pimlico, Ilkeston
3rd (joint) Gili Camina, Ockbrook Nook, Borrowash

Best Street, Community Area or Friends Group

1st (joint) Borrowash in Bloom
1st (joint) Norfolk Road Long Eaton Community Garden
2nd (joint) Friends of St Mary’s Churchyard
2nd (joint) Big Kirk Hallam Community Centre
3rd (joint) Parkside High CIC
3rd (joint) Mencap
3rd (joint) Helping Hooves Derbyshire CIC

Best School Garden

1st (joint) Chaucer Junior School
1st (joint) Dallimore Primary and Nursery School
2nd Ashbrook Preschool
3rd AVESC Bennerley Site

Best Allotment Site

1st (joint) Peter Ball, Shacklecross allotment site
1st (joint) Peter Ball, Elm Street allotment site

Pubs Restaurants and Hotels

1st Morley Hayes, Morley
2nd Queens Head, Ockbrook –

Business, Commercial and Places of Worship

1st (joint) Brooklands Court, Long Eaton
1st (joint) Treetops Hospice, Risley
2nd Derby College, Ilkeston Campus
3rd (joint) All Saints Church, Kirk Hallam
3rd (joint) The Park Medical Practice, Borrowash

Pictured: Leader of Erewash Borough Council, Councillor Carol Hart and Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Donna Briggs with Tony Hickinbotham, joint 1st prize winner in the Best Front Garden category.



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