Tesco Bags of help Scheme
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in our area awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 all raised from the 5p carrier bag charge. Community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK will have a share of revenue from the 5p charge on single-use carrier bags. Westley Vale Millennium Green Trust in Acocks Green is one of three successful applicants in the area for this initiative.
The project proposal submitted by the Trust is to create a numbered trail around the 5.5 acre site, directing people to the points of interest in and around Westley Vale. A leaflet will be produced showing the trail and explaining what can be seen on a nature walk. This will be distributed to local schools, libraries and clubs to encourage visitors to the site for recreational purposes and to enjoy this conservation area.
The funding will also go towards repair, replacement and erection of numbered posts and make them more accessible. It will also cover the cost of production and distribution of the trail leaflets. If the trust secure enough votes and get the larger grant, then they will also be able to repair some of the main tarmac pathways and possibly purchase an Information Board for Westley Vale.
The amount they receive is dependent upon local residents’ votes. Therefore the Neighbourhood Forum is encouraging all friends and supporters of the Westley Vale Millennium Green and indeed local residents and Tesco customers, to vote in local Tesco stores between Saturday 27th February to Sunday 6th March 2016
Below is a list of the Tesco’s nearby where customers will be able to vote for Westley Vale, so tell all your friends and family who use these shops to get voting! The nearest one to Acocks Green is the Tesco Express on Warwick Road, Olton (in the Esso station).
Find out more about the scheme here: www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp