SOUTH Bank Millennium Green Trust, a charity which maintains and preserves the Millennium Green on Victoria Street and Redcar Road, has secured funding from Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.
Bags of Help will see money, raised through the five pence bag charge, go directly back into the local community as the charity has been selected as one of the recipients.
The public will now vote in store until 6 March, and South Bank Millennium Green Trust could be granted £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000 worth of funding. The results will be made public in mid-March.
The money will go towards planting 14 new trees including wire protection and stakes, installing two rubbish bins, creating six shrub beds and adding perennial plants to the green.
Cllr Sue Jeffrey, South Bank Ward Councillor and Leader of Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “South Bank Millennium Green is a brilliant facility and well used and cared for by local people. It is great news that we have been chosen by Tesco and Groundwork for this award and we would urge Tesco customers to show their support by voting for us.
“The best thing about the Millennium Green is that it is for everyone and the funding we receive will ensure this well-loved area gets a deserved refresh, 16 years after it was created as part of the Millennium celebrations.”
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.
For more information, please visit: www.groundwork.org.uk