Hanging basket sponsorship - Burton

Every year East Staffordshire Borough Council enters Burton upon Trent into the Heart of England in Bloom campaign, the regional element of the national Britain in Bloom campaign.  In July 2015 two judges visited Burton upon Trent and awarded our town its eighth consecutive Gold award, the highest award possible. 

Hanging Baskets

In the judges’ comments they praised the hanging basket displays in the town centre and finished their comments by saying, “this was a most enjoyable tour in a very clean and vibrant small city”.  We are still awaiting the results for 2016 but we are hopeful we will gain gold for the ninth consecutive year. 

Burton upon Trent is becoming recognised as a floral town where the community are committed to improving the local environment and the continued support of our local businesses is vital to this success.

What can we offer you?

We will supply you with high quality planted hanging baskets that will flower throughout the summer season giving your business premises floral impact that customers and passers by will appreciate.  We will test the hanging basket brackets at your premises to ensure that they meet health and safety requirements and then we will hang your baskets up for you.  Throughout the summer season we will regularly water and feed your hanging baskets to keep them looking their best.  At the end of the season we will remove your hanging baskets for you.

When will this happen?

  • Your brackets will be safety checked by the end of May 2017.
  • Your baskets will be up by the end of June 2017.
  • Your baskets will be watered and fed between June and mid September 2017.
  • Watering will then stop to allow the baskets to dry out before they are removed by the first week in October 2017.

How much will this cost?

Your sponsorship will cover the cost of the planted hanging basket and we will cover the costs of testing the brackets and feeding and watering the baskets throughout the season.  By working together in this way we can continue to improve Burton upon Trent’s reputation as a floral town with increasing visitors where people are proud to live and work.  If you order between 1 and 5 baskets, the cost will be £37 + VAT per basket.  If you order 6 or more baskets, the cost will be £34 + VAT per basket.  You will be invoiced once the baskets have been put up.

How do I order my hanging baskets?

We are now taking orders for 2017 so if you would like to sponsor a hanging basket for your business, please complete and return an order form. The deadline to place orders is Friday 30th September 2016. If you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Programmes and Transformation team by email communications@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk or phone 01283 508772.