Fairkytes part closure for maintenance - Thursday 21 and Friday 22 February

Due to essential maintenance, Fairkytes Arts Centre will be partially closed on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 February. On Thursday: Fairkytes House and main office will be open during the day as usual, but the Annexe and Billet buildings will be closed until 5pm. The centre will be fully open in the evening as usual. On Friday: Fairkytes House and main office will be closed until 5pm. There will be no access to telephones or emails. Messages will be answered after 5pm. The Annexe and Billet will be open during the day as usual and the centre will fully re-open from 5pm.

Havering in Bloom

Can you create a beautiful basket, a blooming flower-bed or grow the tallest sunflower?​Havering in bloom poster

If so you need to get those seeds growing ready for this year's Housing in Bloom competition. Every extra flower will show the judges our borough is beautiful. 

There are five categories you can enter, with something for everyone to do, from planting a small hanging basket or growing a single sunflower to getting a team together to beautify your communal areas. So gather your friends and neighbours and get started today! 

Entry is free and there are voucher prizes for the top three in each category with £100 for the winner, £40 for the second place and £10 for third place.

  • Monday 1 May - Entries open
  • Thursday 31 July - Entries close

Judging will take place mid-August and the award presentations date will be announced in due time.

Competition categories

  • Best front garden
  • Best communal garden
  • Best allotment plot and site
  • Best hanging basket
  • Best school grounds
  • Best royal display
  • Best commercial site
  • Best cleaner air display
  • Tallest sunflower

Entry rules

1. Each digital photo entered must be saved with your first and last name and the category it is entering

Apply online

2. If you have any queries, or wish to send your pictures via email, please contact inbloom@havering.gov.uk


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