Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and 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. 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 2016 on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards. More information about the funding can be found here

The Kingston Biodiversity Network's project is called the Elmbridge Meadows Community Access Project and we will be using the grant to build a path along the Hogsmill in the Elmbridge Meadows so that people can access this lovely site at all times of the year. Locals will know that at the moment the site is extremely boggy an inaccessible whenever it rains.

Please make sure you vote for the Elmbridge Meadows Community Access Project in your local Tesco store!