Wildlife scheme wins £12,000 aid

Blackpool is to get a new £12,000 wildlife and learning centre after residents voted for the scheme through a national recycling project run by supermarket giant Tesco.

Tuesday, 22nd March 2016, 6:00 am
Graham Cain

The funding win means that plans for the new centre at Lawson Rd Allotments, part of the Blackpool Federation of Allotments, can now go ahead.

The project was one of a number shortlisted through Tesco’s Bags for Help scheme, which looks to reinvest funds generated through the Government’s new 5p carrier bag charge into important community projects

The Lawson Rd wildlife centre scheme has been created by the Blackpool Federation of Allotment Association, in partnership with Blackpool Council and will enable visitors to learn about wildlife.

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It will also focus on the benefits bees bring to our produce, fruit and flowers and give people a chance to experience growing their own vegetables from soil to plate.

In addition the scheme will look at re- planting trees.

Coun Graham Cain, cabinet secretary for Blackpool Council, said: “This is really terrific news for Blackpool and will see an important new wildlife and learning centre created in the town.

“Furthermore it promises to bring great educational and lifestyle benefits to visitors young and old.”