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We’re committed to looking after green spaces in our local communities, caring for wildlife, and working with local groups and charities to make a difference.


Green Spaces Project

Each spring we work with community partners to take on a number of projects to help clean up, develop and revitalise community green spaces.

Additionally, each of our colleagues is given two days paid volunteering to get out in the community and make a difference, and many colleagues use this time to care for green spaces.

From litter picking to gardening, this hands-on approach means that our communities can continue to enjoy local nature.


Biodiverse branches

We are introducing more wildlife friendly planting schemes at new stores, and even have plans to trial community gardens.

At Barrowby Food Store, we’re trialing climbing plants on the walls of the outlet – providing even more green space.

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust are helping us to identify ways we can improve the greenery around existing outlets, too. Watch this space!


Co-op Wood

The Co-op Wood was first developed in celebration of our 150th birthday back in 2011 and is maintained by Nettleham Woodland Trust.

Trees were planted and a pond was created. Not only does this site serve as a great home for an abundance of local wildlife, it's a lovely place to go for a walk.

Colleagues continue to get involved with volunteering at the site, and it’s fantastic to see how it’s developed over the years.

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