Bags of Help for Langport

Langport Area Business Group is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative for their community project Langport in Bloom.

Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local ommunity projects. Langport Area Business Group is one of three groups on the shortlist for their Langport in Bloom project, which they very much hope will gain the support of residents, visitors and businesses alike. Kate Gibbins of Windmill Flower Farm, a Langport flower farmer and florist is bringing her knowledge and experience to the scheme to advise on all the practical element of this project.

“Langport in Bloom” is to enhance the walks along the footpaths that take visitors and residents from the town centre along the River Parrett and around the town. Using the expertise of local businesses, the aim is to improve the native flora and fauna with some imaginative, cost effective and sustainable planting schemes and the addition of environmental features such as bug hotels to encourage pollinators and other wildlife.

Andrea Pyle, who submitted the application to Tesco adds “Langport is a gorgeous town and to be able to involve so many businesses and community groups to help is fantastic.”

Voting is open in all Tesco stores throughout July and August. Customers will cast their vote using a token given to them at the checkout in store each time they shop.

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