A helping hand for green spaces

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Together, local causes are working hard to help preserve and sow the seeds for new projects. And Lincolnshire Co-op want more people to appreciate the astonishing work they do and enjoy the spaces they provide. From parks to playing fields, they make our communities greener places to live, and deserve support.

That’s why environmental groups have been chosen as their Community Champions until September.

In total almost 70 projects are being supported and the funds will enable them to blossom.

A donation will be made every time a member shops in a Lincolnshire Co-op outlet. Fundraising by colleagues and the carrier bag levy go into the pot, too.

Lincolnshire Co-op Community Engagement Manager Sam Turner said: “The money we raise together will help these environmental causes do all sorts of things, from sharing skills or maintaining woodland to creating play parks and learning spaces.

“We’re excited to support them because green spaces give so much back to the community around them. They’re a place for people to meet and enjoy the outdoors, while also preserving land for our wildlife.”

Support kicked off with Big Co-op Clean events in June, bringing members and colleagues together to lend a hand. One of these volunteer days included support for Holbeach in Bloom who are one of the Community Champions. Volunteers helped with planting bedding plants and cutting back shrubs and trees.

You can discover more about the Big Co-op Clean including pictures from events here.

Clothing waste is damaging to our local environment and to help tackle the issue we’ve challenged people to donate 10,000 bags of unwanted clothing this summer. The Salvation Army splits the money raised from our clothing banks with Lincolnshire Co-op and we share our portion among our Community Champions.

This year, the scheme raised more than £23,000 which will go towards the green spaces projects they’re currently supporting.

Clothing bag donations are still being collected from now until end of March 2020 and funds will go towards our Community Champions for next year.

To find out more click here.

The green space projects which are this quarter’s Community Champions are:

  • Bardney Village Hall & Playing Field Committee
  • Bassingham Scout Group Outdoor Project
  • Birchwood Big Local Diamond Park
  • Bloxholm Wood
  • Boston in Bloom Partnership
  • Boultham Park Project
  • Bracebridge Heath Environment Projects
  • Bridge Street Conservation Area
  • Bringing the Limestone Becks Back to Life, Lincolnshire River Trust
  • Burgh Angling and Community Nature Reserve
  • Burton Riggs Nature Reserve
  • Burton Riggs Nature Reserve & Chafer Wood Reserve
  • Caistor in Bloom
  • Cherry Fields, Cherry Willingham
  • Crowland Environment Projects
  • Crowle Moor
  • Cuckoo Land Allotment Association, Boston
  • Dawson's City, Goxhill
  • Farndon Willow Holt
  • Friends National Civil War Centre, Newark
  • Friends of the Trent Vale Trail
  • Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve
  • Glebe Park Play Area
  • Glentworth Play Area's
  • Gosberton Play Area
  • Great Coates Environment Projects
  • Great Hale Recreation Area
  • Henry Le Strange Community Orchard
  • Hillside Community Garden
  • Holbeach In Bloom
  • Holton Le Clay Community Wildlife Garden
  • Hougham & Marston Play Area
  • Idle Valley Nature Reserve
  • Idle Valley Nature Reserve & Lady Lee Quarry
  • Keadby Close Play Area
  • Langholme Wood
  • Lincoln in Bloom
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust Beach Clean
  • Lincs Wildlife Trust Woodhall Airfield
  • Linkage Riverside Residential Home, Louth 
  • Long Sutton in Bloom
  • Market Rasen Station Adoption Group
  • Messingham Sand Quarry
  • Misson Carr Nature Reserve
  • Navenby Play Area's
  • Nettleham Sensory Garden
  • Newby and Scalby in Bloom
  • Nunny's Farm, Grimsby
  • Parents and Friends of Wragby School
  • Pearson Park, Hull
  • Pingle Nature Reserve
  • Reconnecting the Witham in Grantham
  • Scopwick and Kirkby Green Playing Field Committee
  • Scotton Common
  • Sleaford Be Litter Free
  • Snipe Dales
  • South Hykeham Bridleway
  • Swineshead Youth Group Gardening Project
  • The Boston Woods Trust
  • The Shrubberies, Spalding
  • Toft Tunnel
  • Waltham In Bloom
  • Warley Road Community Field
  • Waterways, Wellies and Wellbeing
  • Watts Wood Pickerings Meadow
  • Westwoodside Playing Field Association
  • Whisby Nature Park
  • White's Wood Academy
  • Willow Tree Fen

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