Vote for Bishops Hill in Tesco to win Bags of Help cash boost

Wednesday 20th February 2019

Bishops Hill credit Karl Curtis

We're seeking votes in Southam Tesco as part of the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Bags of Help offers grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from carrier bag sales in Tesco stores to local community projects. A new vote opens for one of our newest reserves, Bishops Hill, in Southam Tesco this March. Vote winners will gain a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Bishops Hill is a nature reserve steeped in history and wildlife, located north of the village of Bishops Itchington. It's defining feature is a large "hill" of quarry waste from the now closed cement quarry that started way back in 1852. Since the quarry closure in 1972, the area of around 20 hectares has established as one of the best sites for butterflies and limestone-loving plants in the county. A timely take-over by us has allowed the site to be open to people and ensures this important site will be enhanced for wildlife - halting its potential loss.

We're asking local people near Southam to call in to Tesco and vote for us during March and April (the Tesco store location is CV47 0FG).

We will use the funding to train and equip local volunteers with tools and skills to manage the nature reserve. We plan to run taster sessions for local people to get involved, organise a community clear-up and establish a group of volunteers to care for the site. We'd also install access and interpretative features, creating an asset for the whole community.

 

Tagged with: Bags of Help, Fundraising, Nature reserve, Southam, Tesco, Vote, Warwickshire Wildlife Trust