More hot news in this cold weather!
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across hundreds
of regions in England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects
in each region awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag
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.
The public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.
You guessed it: We, the Hanwell and Norwood Green Orchard Trail, have teamed up with the Canal & River Trust and submitted a joint application benefiting the Lock Keeper’s Cottage Garden at Osterley Lock.
The Canal & River Trust will invest these funds in continued improvements to the Old Lock Keeper’s Cottage orchard and the wildlife habitats surrounding the lock. We hope to receive equipment and materials for watering and general tree and nature care for use on the same and surrounding sites.
While we do not endorse the use of plastic bags, we will appreciate these funds and the much needed watering equipment.
Please vote for this excellent project if you can. Look out for the Canal & River Trust’s Old Lock Keeper’s Cottage orchard project and cast a vote in our favour.