The Trust are delighted to inform you that we have once again been successful in an application to Tesco Bags of Help, and we now go forward to the In-Store voting round to determine whether we achieve £1,000, £2,000 or £5,000 towards our aim of providing more flower-filled planters for the Marina area walkway at the old gas-works car park.
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. greenspace scotland is working with Groundwork to support Scottish communities.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects 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 1 to 31 December on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.
We chose this part of Town was chosen because it is need of some brightening up in time for it being used for the inaugural Stranraer Oyster Festival in September 2017 and we have spent a lot of time this year speaking to the relevant bodies explaining the importance of the entire area being ready and clean for this huge event for Stranraer.
There will be three good causes to vote for, but we would be so grateful for your vote because you can see the difference it makes after the last time you supported us and we managed to place 18 of these planters around the entire Town centre . As before, when you shop at Tesco, you will be given a small plastic coin and the option to place it in one of three slots as you leave the store. Please look for the one supporting Stranraer Development Trust and help us freshen up another area of the Town. Many thanks. #bagsofhelp @tesco_scotland