Sadly the Heart of England in Bloom campaign has been suspended for 2020 and, as no judging will take place, we have decided to postpone many of our community projects until next year, which includes all local ‘bloom’ competitions. With regards to the Children’s Painting Competition we will try to judge this as soon as circumstances allow as we are conscious that many children have already submitted their entries.
While this is of course disappointing for all of us involved in the campaign, it is without doubt the right thing to do in the unprecedented circumstances. Our aim is to look ahead to 2021 and try to ensure that we can all bounce back from this setback.
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 the past 18 years and has been crowned the overall winner in the Regional competition for the last three years. This year Newcastle 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.
If you have a garden to be proud of, why not enter it into our local competitions. The categories are:
- 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.
Last updated 1 April 2020