The Brickworks site (between Abbey Lane and Mill Dam Lane) has been nominated for a grant from Tesco Bags of Help initiative, and we now need your help to vote for the scheme.
The project started with a request from a local resident in 2014 to look at how the Brick Works site could be improved and its rich wildlife preserved. Residents bordering the site were very supportive and recognised the importance of the scheme. Finally, with plans drawn, funding is being pulled together and application has been made to Tesco to help fund the project. We are also waiting on the success of a second bid to Lancashire Wildlife Fund. With the backing of the local community and a little luck, the site, which is owned by West Lancs Borough Council, will be completed during 2017.
Voting starts today, 31st October 2016, in your local Tesco store. Please help us reach our funding target so that improvements can be made to this important wildlife site.
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 416 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 31st October – 13th November on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. In total, there is over £12.5 million up for grabs.
For more details please go to www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp