“Every Little Helps” for the Congleton In Bloom team this September and October as it is one of three local projects set to receive a cash boost from the Tesco “Bags of Help” Initiative. From 1st September until 31st October, the team needs you to place the blue coins, given at the checkout and drop them into the Congleton In Bloom 2018 project slot. The project with the most blue coins will receive the most money for their project. First place will receive up to £4000, second place up to £2000 and third place up to £1000.
Tesco “Bags of Help” is a local community grant scheme where money raised from the 5p bag charge is being used to fund thousands of local projects across the UK, that benefit the community. Administration of the local funding is being managed by the community charity Groundwork, which specialises in transforming communities and the local environment for the better.
If the Congleton In Bloom team win the voting system, the funds raised will go towards the Congleton In Bloom 2018 project which will consist of; repairing the community poly tunnel, used annually for the spectacular Back2Back Gardens designed and created by nursery and primary school children, improving grot spots in the town such as the corner of Booth Street and Antrobus Street, the team will be adding more sustainable planting and generally making the area look better for the community. The project would also see the introduction of more dual recycling bins in the Town Centre and Congleton Park.
Councillor David Brown the Chairman of the In Bloom group said “Congleton In Bloom is delighted to have been chosen by Groundwork and Tesco to receive Bags of Help funding. The work of the In Bloom team is a real force for good, generating a great deal of improvement and community pride in Congleton. Over the years there has been an amazing amount of support from local communities, businesses, schools, groups and individuals who all pull together to make our town look as good as it possibly can. We need to pull on those people again to vote for us at the Tesco stand throughout September and October.”
The “Bags of Help” stand at both Tesco, Barn Road and Tesco Express is due to change on Friday 1st September, the Congleton In Bloom team needs you to vote for their 2018 project! Make sure to collect the blue coins at the checkout and drop them in the In Bloom section.