Merton Council is calling on residents to vote for Phipps Bridge Youth Centre Garden in a bid to win thousands of pounds in cash for a garden makeover. Voting is now open.
The council is set to be awarded a grant of between £8,000 and £12,000 pounds to spend on the Phipps Bridge Youth Centre garden. The amount the council receives depends on how many votes local people give them. With each Tesco shop, customers will be given a token with which they can vote for their preferred community project. The greater the number of votes, the more funding the youth centre receives.
Participating stores are:
- Colliers Wood Express
- Wimbledon Express
- Mitcham, Streatham Road Express
- Wimbledon hill Express
- London Road, Mitcham Express
- Wimbledon Chase Express
- Wimbledon, Morden Road Express
- Tooting, London Road Express
- New Malden Extra
- Wimbledon Metro
Online customers can take their Customer Delivery Note into store and show this to a colleague in order to be given a voting token.
Young people who attend the youth centre will decide how to spend the money to improve their garden.
The council secured the money following its successful bid for funding through the Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative, which raises money for green projects around the country. Community charity, Groundwork, is working with Tesco and local community groups to bring the projects to life.
Merton Council’s acting cabinet member for children’s services, Councillor Judy Saunders said: “This is great news for our youth centre. I’m looking forward to hearing all about what they would like in their garden. We just need to get as many people voting as possible.”