06:00 Tuesday 17 June 2014

Ely in Bloom 2014 - grab your secateurs!

Written byJORDAN DAY

It’s time to grab your watering cans and nurture those flower beds and hanging baskets.

This year’s Ely in Bloom competition has now been launched and green-fingered people, businesses and organisations across the city are being urged to take part.

Due to a shake-up of committee structures at the City of Ely Council, which runs the annual contest, the number of categories has been scaled back this year.

The three categories are – ‘Best community open space planted and maintained by community groups’, ‘Best sheltered housing or residential care community garden’ and ‘Best public house, hotel or restaurant floral display’.

Cllr Alison Arnold, chairman of the Ely in Bloom working group, said: “We want to see our city filled with colour – the more colour we have the more summery it feels for both residents and visitors.

“All groups and organisations which are withing half a mile radius of our city council offices in Market Street will automatically be entered but we want people and organisations across the city to take part and get planting.”

Judging will take place during the last fortnight of July.

For more information about Ely in Bloom, call the council on (01353) 661016 or visit www.cityofelycouncil.org.uk.

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