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THREE LOCAL PROJECTS TO BE SUPPORTED BY THE TESCO BAGS OF HELP INITIATIVE

Burgess Hill Town Council is delighted to be a recipient of Tesco’s #BagsofHelp initiative which will allow the Town Council to promote walking and cycling to not only residents but also workers and visitors to the town.  Walkers and cyclists will be able to find out about the history and features of Burgess Hill including the flora and fauna of 12 trails around Burgess Hill and the immediate countryside from new information boards, markers and maps.  It will encourage exercise and complements the existing Green Circle around the perimeter of the town.
Other recipients of the Tesco’s #BagsofHelp initiative are The Friends of the Burgess Hill Green Circle Network who are constructing a Community Wildlife Pond at Hammonds Ridge to make it both a thriving wildlife pond and a tranquil place for local people to enjoy, and also Ansty Cricket Club who are constructing a new artificial cricket pitch designed to introduce boys and girls to playing cricket, by promoting physical activity and improving the wellbeing in a safe environment.  Both projects very worthy of your support. 
The public will have the opportunity to vote on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards at the Tesco Superstore on Jane Murray Way, Burgess Hill from Saturday 27th February until Sunday 6th March 2016.  Look out for the ‘Bags of Help’ sign next time you visit the store.
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across Scotland, England and Wales.  The scheme will see three community groups and projects 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 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. www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp