Hanging basket sponsorship - Burton

Why is your hanging basket sponsorship so important?

Hanging Baskets

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 2017 two judges visited Burton upon Trent and awarded our town its tenth consecutive Gold award, the highest award possible.  

The judges’ praised the stunning hanging basket displays in the town centre.  They have praised the town centre for its cleanliness and being a vibrant small city”. 

Burton upon Trent is 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 for 2018?

For 2018 we are offering two types of high quality planted hanging baskets.  We shall be offering spring / summer and winter hanging baskets.   We will test the hanging basket brackets at your premises to ensure that they meet health and safety requirements and then we will hang the baskets up for you.

Spring / Summer 2018

Towards the end of May we will check / install the brackets for the hanging baskets.  This is to ensure the brackets are safe and can take the weight of the baskets.  Then by the end of June your baskets will be hung for you.  They will be watered and fed between June and mid September.  Watering will then stop to allow the baskets to dry out before they are removed at the beginning of October.

Winter Baskets 2018

At the beginning of October when we remove the spring / summer hanging baskets we will carry out a routine check (or install) the brackets.  Again, this is to ensure the brackets are still safe and can take the weight of the baskets. Then by the middle of October your baskets will be hung for you.  They will be watered and fed between October and mid-May.  Watering will then stop to allow the baskets to dry out before they are removed at the beginning of June.

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.

You can chose either Spring / Summer or Winter or even have both.  The costs for the seasonal baskets are the same.

How do I order my hanging baskets?

Please download order form and return it to the address on the form.  Keep this information so that you know what to expect and when.   If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please contact the Programmes and Transformation Team on 01283 508772 or communications@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.

Thank you for your support.