Fantastic flowerpot sculptures are set to adorn homes, gardens and streets in Palterton as we are staging a Flowerpot Festival in the village this August.
Residents are being asked to make their own flowerpot characters and it is hoped that the zany celebration will bring out the creative side in young and old and also encourage people to explore their neighbourhood to see the spectacular displays.
Cabinet Member for Partnerships and Leisure, Councillor Mary Dooley said, “We want to bring a bit of cheer back to local communities and what better way than a fun competition that gets a whole village celebrating together.
“The flowerpot festival idea came about after one of our officers had seen it in Settle in the Yorkshire Dales and thought ‘why can’t we do that’? So we are trialling it in Palterton this year with the hope that it will take off and we can then extend it across Bolsover District for 2021.”
Residents are being asked to complete an application form and display their flowerpot characters for two-weeks from 24 August 2020. And depending upon the number of entries a trail handbook will be available to download with details of where to find the creations.
Two workshops are due to be held on Friday 31 July from 1-3pm and Monday 3 August from 10am-12noon at Palterton Village Hall so residents of the village can see how to make the sculptures and get involved.
The characters will be judged by Council Chair, Cllr Tom Munro and the winner and runner-up will receive prizes to spend at local businesses as part of the Council’s Shop Local – Spend Local campaign.
The event is being supported by Scarcliffe Parish Council, Glapwell Nurseries and Sarah Bennett from Nature Explorers Derbyshire.