Tesco Bags of Help AwardContributed by Langley Burrell Residents' Association
Tesco Bags of Help Scheme
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across Scotland, England and Wales. Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags. Three community groups and projects in each region could be awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. The first of these schemes began in December 2015 by application. With over 5,000 applicants, nationally, competition was tough.
The Langley Burrell Residents Village Hall application made it through to the second stage – public vote. The public voted in stores throughout the area – as far afield as Devizes and Royal Wootton Bassett, to decide which local groups should receive the £12,000, £10,000 or £8,000 awards. The Village Hall Committee were delighted to win first place and be awarded a grant of £12,000.
The monies are being used to improve the green space at the village hall, including clearly defining the car park, clearing the nettles/overgrowth under the hedge and replacing the post and rail fence to improve security. There will be money towards the outdoor store which badly needs replacing.
For information on the Bags of Help awards see HERE
The Village hall and community of Langley Burrell are delighted that Tesco, Bags of Help, have given a plaque. This has been fixed by the Village hall sign for all to see.