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Last chance to enter blossoming competition


Jun 28, 2017

Green-fingered residents have under a week to enter into North Tyneside’s premier gardening competition.

North Tyneside in Bloom invites residents, businesses, schools and community groups to exhibit the dedication and hard-work that goes into maintaining their gardens and outdoor areas.

The variety included in the categories, ranging from ‘Best young gardener’ to ‘Conservation and wildlife’, to ‘Best use of outdoor space’, helps ensure that North Tyneside in Bloom is suited to budding gardeners of all ages and abilities.

This year, for the first time there will be a ‘Love Your Street’ award as part of the annual competition.

‘Love Your Street’ is a new borough-wide initiative inviting green-fingered residents, schools, businesses and community groups to show off their community pride.

‘Love Your Street’ encourages residents to look after their neighbourhoods as individuals – by not dropping litter and clearing up after their dogs – and as groups to organise community activities such as litter picks and flower planting.

The new category will recognise residents in a street or community who come together to make sure the area in which they live is kept tidy and looking beautiful.

Applications are now being accepted and will be available until the closing date of June 16, with judging taking place throughout July and August.

With support from the Gosforth Wyevale Garden Centre, who are sponsoring prizes to the winners in each category, the competition is able to reward people for helping the borough blossom and enhance its reputation as a scenic location

Application forms will be available online by clicking here, by calling 0345 2000 101 or sending an email to bloom@northtyneside.gov.uk.

By Emily