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Green Lane Wood shortlisted for Tesco Bags of Help initiative

We are pleased to announce that Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's Green Lane Wood Nature Reserve has been shortlisted for the Tesco Bags of Help initiative public vote.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England 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. 

Who wins the top award is now up to you! You will be able to vote for your favourite community project from the 31 October to the 13 November at these Tesco stores in Trowbridge:

  • Tesco Express, Eastbourne Rd, Trowbridge
  • Tesco Express, Brook Rd, Trowbridge
  • Tesco Extra, County Way, Trowbridge

(You need to purchase an item in store in order to vote)

What we'd be able to do with the award

This award would enable us to improve access to this popular community woodland. 

With £8,000 we would be able to improve the pathway leading in and around the site. This will allow safer access into the woods for visitors. It would also be beneficial to the wildlife at the ancient wood by preventing damage to the woodland flora and disturbance to the wildlife caused by walkers avoiding the waterlogged pathway.

With £10,000 we would additionally be able to add new interpretation boards and signage for visitors helping visitors to appreciate the special biodiversity and features of this ancient woodland. 

The top award of £12,000 would also allow us to improve facilities at the reserve by adding benches for visitors to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of this beautiful community woodland. We'd be able to add new notice boards providing greater information about the activities that we have going on in the woodland. And finally we could provide a new wide access ramp enabling easier access to the reserve. 

So please vote for Green Lane Wood so we can enable more people to enjoy this beautiful reserve.

For more information on the Bags of Help initiative visit www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp