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Newcastle in Bloom

Newcastle in Bloom

Newcastle first entered Bloom as a small city in 1991. This means that 2021 will mark 30 years of being involved with the campaign, which is an achievement we are extremely proud of! 

Due to the current pandemic and the ongoing restrictions that we have all encountered, this year we will be delivering a campaign with a difference.

Our local competitions are back with a new look as we’re going digital.  Entrants will be invited to send us up to 5 photographs of their project. More details are on this entryForm.(pdf).

2021 will be an opportunity for us to reflect on the past 30 years and how Bloom has developed, as well as looking to the future and the improvements we can all make to our environment.  We have lots planned to celebrate this milestone so please watch this space.

We hope you’ll join us in celebrating our special anniversary as we continue to spread the 'Bloom' word in our endeavour to make Newcastle the most beautiful place it can be.

About Newcastle in Bloom

Newcastle-under-Lyme is extremely proud to have gained a Gold in the Heart of England in Bloom's small city category for 18 years consecutively and was crowned the overall winner in the Regional competition in 2017, 2018 and 2019.  In 2019 Newcastle also had the great honour of being entered into the 'Champion of Champions' section of the Britain in Bloom competition and very proudly received a Gold award. 

The Newcastle in Bloom campaign is a borough-wide partnership which includes residents, businesses, schools, community groups and a wide range of volunteers. Our aim is to get more people involved to help improve their local area.

The Britain in Bloom competition goes far beyond being a floral competition; it makes a major contribution to promoting the local economy and increasing civic pride. Other benefits include:

• Long-term improvements to the environment
• Regeneration of disadvantaged or untidy areas
• Improving links between community groups
• Addressing issues such as sustainability, recycling, energy conservation and much more.

The initiatives within Britain in Bloom make a significant contribution towards the Council’s priorities including community involvement and promoting a competitive and sustainable economy. The ambience created by the displays makes Newcastle-under-Lyme a better place to live, work and visit.



Local Competitions

If you have a garden to be proud of, why not enter it into our local competitions (see entry form above).  The categories are:

  • Allotments
  • Residential Gardens
  • Community Projects (Schools)
  • Community Gardens
  • Licensed Premises or Businesses

Want to get involved?

We are working together to encourage members of the community to make Newcastle-under-Lyme a cleaner, safer and more sustainable borough.

We are reaching out to a wide variety of groups, young and old alike, to offer support and guidance related to community projects, encouraging them to get involved in improving their local areas.

Does your school need help and advice setting up a gardening club or achieving eco school status? Are you interested in volunteering in your local park? If you or anyone you know would like to be involved please get in touch.

For more information please contact the Landscape and Community Management team on 01782 717717 or complete an online Enquiry Form.

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Last updated 27 April 2021

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