Kidsgrove green-fingered residents, businesses and community groups are being encouraged to play their part in making the borough look blooming wonderful this summer.
Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council is running local floral competitions as part of the annual Newcastle in Bloom campaign, something which Kidsgrove residents can get involved in.
Categories include residential gardens and hanging baskets, allotments, community projects, licensed premises/businesses and schools.
The deadline for entries is Monday, 25 June and judging takes place during July.
Cllr. Elsie Bates, Cabinet member for culture and leisure, said: “We’re lucky to have a lot of talented gardeners in the borough and this is their chance to shine.
“Communities play such a vital role in the campaign and this is why our reputation is unrivalled.”
Gold, silver, bronze and special recognition awards and vouchers will be presented to winners at a ceremony at the New Vic Theatre later in the year.
Among last year’s winners were: residential gardens – Jan Ratcliffe from Kidsgrove; hanging baskets – Mary Maxfield from Kidsgrove; allotments – Bernard and Pat Brown from Chesterton; community projects (schools) – St. Thomas’ Primary School, Kidsgrove; community projects (groups) – Waveney Court, Clayton and licensed premises and businesses – Mill Rise, Lower Milehouse.
Application forms are available from Newcastle Borough Council.