Blooming lovely

Published on: Friday, 26th February 2021

Local businesses, parish councils, community groups and residents are once again being invited to show their pride in Erewash by sponsoring colourful flower baskets to put the feel-good factor in the borough over the summer.

The award-winning summertime planting and floral displays, attached to lamp columns, are always hugely popular with residents and help brighten up the towns and villages ensuring that the borough blossoms throughout the summer months.

The sponsorship fee is currently £102.00 per year (based on a 3 year contract) and covers everything from the cost of the basket and plants, through to watering, maintenance and an optional sponsorship plaque.   

Leader of Erewash Borough Council, Councillor Carol Hart, said: “The sponsorship scheme offers businesses, parish councils and our residents the chance to play their part in helping Erewash bloom and support Pride in Erewash.  When the flowers have blossomed the baskets look stunning, and this year they will help symbolise what we all hope will be a brighter summer for us all.”

Anyone interested in sponsoring a flower basket should complete and return an application form by Wednesday 31 March 2021.  Forms can be obtained from the Green Space & Street Scene Team by emailing parks @ erewash.gov.uk or telephone 0115 907 2244.  Due to limited availability, applications will be dealt with on a first come, first served basis.

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