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Last call for green fingered residents

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THE borough’s best kept garden competition ends this Sunday (July 19).

Residents have just a few days left to enter the competition, with the chance of winning a £50 voucher for Whitehaven Garden Centre Ltd.

The competition was launched by Copeland Council on June 22, and has received entries from all corners of Copeland.

Mayor Mike Starkie said: “We’ve had some great gardening weather over the last few months - with sunny spells and showers to keep our horticultural havens hydrated.

“We’re certain there’ll be so many gardens in peak condition right now.

“This, alongside extra time at home for many, which has been spent tending to outdoor spaces, means it was the perfect time to run our borough’s best kept garden competition.

“We’re overwhelmed with the amount of support we have received for the competition so far, and encourage everyone, from novice gardeners, to those with years of experience, to show off their outdoor spaces and send us their photos."

The Council’s Parks and Open Spaces team, who are responsible for maintaining 982,346 square metres of Copeland’s outdoor spaces, will help judge the competition.

Residents can submit their garden photos, along with their name, address, contact number and email address, to communications@copeland.gov.uk. Alternatively they can send images and contact details via the Council’s facebook page www.facebook.com/Copelandboroughcouncil.

Residents can also put forward others in the borough by providing pictures of the nominated garden and contact details for themselves and the person/s they are nominating.

The Council has launched its best kept garden competition in line with its successful Pride of Place campaign. The campaign has been key to the borough’s significant reduction in fly-tipping and littering over the past two years.

Mike Starkie, Mayor of Copeland, launched the Copeland Pride of Place campaign in January 2018 to highlight everything that is positive in the borough and to shine a light on those individuals who disrespect our communities through vandalism, fly-tipping, dog fouling and littering.

You can follow the Pride of Place social media accounts at facebook.com/Copeland-Pride-of-Place or twitter.com/CBCPrideofPlace.