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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
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We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Local people are being encouraged to vote for a project that will revamp a stretch of the Grand Union Canal in Southall, as part of the Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ campaign.
The call comes from the Trust – who will use the money to improve hedgerows, towpath surfaces and access to the waterway along a one kilometre stretch from the Havelock Estate towards the famous Hanwell Flight.
The vote, which is run by Tesco and environmental charity Groundwork, uses the proceeds generated from the sale of carrier bags in stores to create or improve green spaces in communities and local projects. Shortlisted projects will either be awarded grants of £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000.
Voting begins in Tesco stores from 31 October until 13 November. Customers choose which project they’d like to get the top award using a token given to them at the check-out in store. The results are due to be announced at the end of November.
Nadia Payne, Trust volunteer co-ordinator, said: "We’re so pleased to have been selected to benefit from the plastic bag funding, and now we’re encouraging people to give us a helping a hand and vote for our project. Canals in London are having a renaissance, with more people using them than ever before. It is projects like this one in Southall that are making all the difference. And we’re also on the look out for people to help us carry out the work, so if you are interested, please get in touch."
Voting will be taking place in the following Tesco stores:
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