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Tenants urged to enter garden competition

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Council tenants are being encouraged to enter an annual garden competition.

The event is run by Charnwood Borough Council and is open to its nearly 6,000 tenants who are being urged to show off their green-fingered skills.

There are four categories to enter:

  • house or flat garden
  • hanging basket, window box or balcony
  • the Norman Storr award for communal garden
  • sheltered court garden

Cllr Paul Mercer, lead member for housing, said: “This competition is very popular and we’re looking forward to seeing the entries this year.

“It’s great to see people making their gardens, balconies and communal areas look really great for the summer, particularly as the borough gets ready for East Midlands in Bloom.

“These sorts of initiative contribute to the overall appearance of the area and ultimately everyone benefits”.

Entries for the tenant garden competition need to be in by Friday, June 15 and judging will take place in early July. The winners and runners-up will receive high street shopping vouchers as prizes.

To enter, call 01509 634955 or email involvement@charnwood.gov.uk for an application form.

Alternatively, download an entry form via www.charnwood.gov.uk/garden_competition