Carrier bag money for East Yorkshire projects

Published: Tuesday 23rd February 2016 by The News Editor

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Local projects in East Yorkshire are to set to receive grants made up of money raised through the carrier bag charge.

Supermarket giant Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative offers community groups and projects across the UK the chance to share in the revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single use carrier bags.

Three groups across the region will benefit from the scheme, including Withernsea and South East Holderness Regeneration Partnership.

Grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 will be awarded, with a public vote to determine how much each group receives.

Withernsea and South East Holderness Regeneration Partnership plans to use the funding to provide raised seating on the central promenade, giving residents and visitors the chance to enjoy the spectacular sea views and promenade improvements.

“It is really good news that three projects in the East Riding stand to benefit from this money,” says Councillor Jane Evison, of East Riding of Yorkshire Council. “The Withernsea Seafront Improvement Plan will help regenerate the town, so receiving the top grant allocation for raised seating would be most welcome.”

Voting in Tesco stores will open on Saturday 27 February and run until Sunday 6 March.

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Published: Tuesday 23rd February 2016 by The News Editor

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