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Council encourages local people to vote to increase funding for community scheme

Voting opens on 1 September

Page last updated at 01 September 2017 at 15:32

Eastleigh Borough Council is bidding to bag an extra cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative for an exciting community scheme.

The Council has been successful in getting through to the first round of the current Tesco bags of help scheme for a community planting event on Grantham Green, Eastleigh, in partnership with Groundwork, a local charity. The planting will help wildlife and also improve the appearance of Grantham Green and at the same time involve local residents and community organisations.

The planting event is planned to be held in Autumn and will provide the community with the chance to plant thousands of spring bulbs such as crocuses and daffodils. The bulb flowers will help make the park look fantastic in spring and benefit insects.

By being shortlisted on the Tesco Bags of Help initiative the scheme is guaranteed £1000, however, we have the chance to try and increase this to £2k or £4k by using the Tesco stores and voting for the project.

Below is a list of stores taking part in the voting on our project  and voting opens on Friday 1 September until the end of October

 EASTLEIGH METRO          SO50 5PN

 ASHDOWN CHNDLR RD EXP         SO53 5RD

 FAIR OAK EXPRESS          SO50 7HD

 VALLEY PARK SOTON EXP             SO53 4ST

 TWYFORD RD EASTLG EXP            SO50 4HP

 EASTLEIGH BSHPSTK EXP              SO50 6LA

Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the check-out in store each time they shop.

Chair of Eastleigh Local Area Cllr Steve Sollitt; “It's great news that we have been shortlisted as part of the Tesco Bags of Help scheme and I encourage local people to vote for this scheme so we can secure even more funding.”

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for September and October. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see these come to life in hundreds of communities.”

 To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the Tesco website here:

 http://www.tesco.com/store-locator/uk/

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already delivered over £33 million to more than 6,400 projects up and down the UK. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.