Council launch Erewash in Bloom contest

green-fingered gardeners are being urged to roll up their sleeves and start preparing for this year’s Erewash in Bloom competition.

This year’s event will be launched with special Bloom stalls in Ilkeston and Long Eaton town centres to give everyone a chance to find out more about all the categories and to pick up entry forms.

On Thursday April 19 the Bloom stall will be on Bath Street, Ilkeston from 10am to 2pm.

The stall will be in Long Eaton on April 18 at the same times.

Organisers a re expecting a good year with the Olympic Games and Queen’s Jubilee expected to inspire many of the entries.

Application forms are available now and can be downloaded at or can be picked up at Long Eaton and Ilkeston Town Halls.