GREEN-FINGERED residents have been urged to back Rugby’s bid for Britain in Bloom glory.
Rugby Borough Council has launched this year’s Rugby in Bloom contest, which supports the borough’s entry for the Britain in Bloom 2016 finals.
Rugby secured a place in the finals after striking double gold at the 2015 Heart of England in Bloom Awards – winning the small city category for an eighth year in a row.
This year’s contest promotes the ‘Enjoy Rugby’ theme, and celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday and the council’s successful edible borders project.
Categories for residents include best small garden, organic vegetable plot, allotment and first time entrant, while businesses categories include best shop, pub, community building and place of worship. Schools, nurseries and playgroups can also enter.
Council environment spokeswoman Coun Lisa Parker said: “I’d encourage everyone to play a part in making the borough look blooming marvellous when the judges visit in August.”
The Britain in Bloom Awards take place in October.
Businesses interested in sponsoring floral displays can contact the council’s parks and grounds team at [email protected] or on (01788) 533706.
Visit www.rugby.gov.uk/rugbyinbloom for more information including application forms. All entries must be received by Monday July 4.