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East Midlands in Bloom results: what blooming communities we live in!

Erewash is celebrating one of its most successful years in the prestigious competition by taking top honours.

The Judges were bowled over during their summer tour of the Borough and decided to offer special awards for the following initiatives:

• The Draycott History group for the 44 Commemorative First World War plaques throughout the Village and Breaston Scouts for their stunning roadside garden.
• Erewash Borough Council for the new litter bins to segregate waste installed within Long Eaton’s West Park.
• Ilkeston’s Friends of Victoria Park for their help with the recent restoration project and continued maintenance of the park.
• Borrowash took part for the first time in the smaller ‘It’s your neighbourhood’ section of the competition, with its bloom supporters achieving a Level 4 (Thriving grade) grade.
• Long Eaton has taken TOP SPOT by achieving the Gold Award in the Large Town Category
• Ilkeston achieved the Silver Gilt Award in the Large Town Category.
• Breaston has gone one step higher than last year and achieved the Silver Gilt Award in the small town category.
• Draycott entered the competition for the first time in 2014 gaining a silver gilt award in 2014 and 2015, followed by a gold award in 2016 and 2017.
• Draycott has taken the TOP GOLD Award in the large Village category again for the third year running.

Draycott will also take part in Britain In Bloom 2018 the borough’s first ever entry into the National Competition. The results are due to be announced on 19th October and we wish them the best of luck.

For the past few years, Robert Ellis has supported Draycott in bloom and more recently Breaston in Bloom too, we are very proud of our local villages and towns they are a great place to live and work.


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