Carrier Bag Charges Support Regeneration Efforts in Withernsea
Withernsea and South East Holderness Regeneration Partnership will benefit from a local grant, provided through money raised through the 5p bag charge.
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 or £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 to share in the revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single use carrier bags.
Withernsea and South East Holderness Regeneration Partnership is delighted to have been chosen as one of the three groups to benefit from the scheme in this area. The partnership will receive £ 12,000, £10,000 or £8,000 to provide raised seating on the central promenade, giving residents and visitors the chance to enjoy the spectacular sea views and promenade improvements. This project is part of the wider seafront improvement plan, which includes the introduction of pavement fountains and a community garden along the promenade.
The exact amount awarded will be determined by a public vote in store. The voting will open on Saturday, 27 February and run until Sunday, 6 March
Councillor Arthur Hodgson, chair of Withernsea and South East Holderness Regeneration Partnership, said: “We are already guaranteed a grant, but how much will be determined by our residents voting. We urge you to show your support for Withernsea, visit your local Tesco store and help make a difference to Withernsea by voting for this project.”