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Entries for our Borough in Bloom Competition are now underway!

Published on Thursday, 9th August 2018

We are now asking for expressions of interest for our Special Borough in Bloom Competition

 This gives an opportunity for school children, community groups and local businesses the chance to take pride in their community by producing their own floral displays in our town centres.

There are opportunities for sponsorship of flower beds or managing the planting and maintenance of the beds, using your own design. The best display in each category will then be awarded a prize.

Funding for the purchase of the flowers will be available; all we ask is that entrants take charge of beds and planters from the end of the spring season 2019, with the display and competition taking place in August 2019.

Businesses wishing to sponsor will receive a plaque with the business name and logo displayed on the selected flower bed for a period of 12 months. First prize for schools will be a name plaque displayed on their planter and £500 worth of books or sports vouchers. For community and other local associations, the first prize will be £500 worth of One4all vouchers, runner up prizes will also be awarded.

This is a wonderful opportunity to add your own inspirational touch to our town centres during this very special year - the bicentenary of George Eliot’s birth and as part of the build up to Coventry’s City of Culture celebrations.

Please email: with your expressions of interest or if you would like further information or to discuss sponsorship options please use the contact telephone numbers below:

If you are a business wishing to sponsor a flower bed contact Matthew Bird on 02476 376449

For all other groups or schools contact Lesley Jones on 02476 376242

The closing date for entries is 28th September 2018


Cllr Ian Lloyd, Deputy Leader of the Council said:

“I hope this competition will provide a great opportunity to enhance community spirit, provide learning opportunities and encourage children to take pride in producing something which will be on display for all town visitors to admire. Hopefully a broad range of associations will get on board and I look forward to seeing the results!”