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People in York Urged to Plant Yellow Flowers for Tour de France


11:09am 25th June 2014

Organisers of the Planting the City Yellow project are issuing a reminder to York residents to enter their floral displays into the competition before the deadline of Monday 30 June.

Residents, community groups and schools are all invited to enter, whether or not they received free yellow flower seeds as part of the project earlier this year.

Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism said: “York is looking great and if you have celebrated the arrival of the Tour de France with a floral display, be it a flower bed, hanging basket or window box please send us a couple of photographs of your creation. The Planting the City Yellow project has been a huge success with over 1,500 packs of French Marigolds distributed and we’d love to see the fruits of residents’ labours.”

The entries will be judged by The Society of Ancient Florists. The green-fingered winner will receive a hanging basket, two tickets to the Tour de France York Racecourse Spectator Hub and an Experience the Race T shirt. The second prize is a large tray of bedding plants and an Experience the Race mug, whilst third prize winner will receive a small tray of bedding plants and a promotional pen.

Local businesses too have their own competition for Best Dressed Business with 10 tickets up for grabs for the Racecourse hub as first prize.

All entries should be sent by 30 June to Plantyork@york.gov.uk and include contact details, photographs and whether the entry is from a business. Winners will receive their prizes by Friday 4 July.

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