Cast your vote for the Wildlife Urban Retreat!

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You can help make Abbotshall Road Playing Field a wildlife haven!

Tesco Bags of Help
The money raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco stores in England, Wales and Scotland will be used to pay for a large number of local projects to improve green spaces in communities.
Projects that will get the green light as a result of the funding will include building new pocket parks, sports facilities, woodland walks and community gardens.

Abbotshall Road Healthy lifestyle centre have already been awarded £8000 from Tesco towards their amazing urban wildlife project but need your votes to secure the full£12,000

What can you do to help
Go into one of the following Tesco stores and cast your vote for Abbotshall Road HLC Urban Wildlife retreat. Customer voting will open from the 27th Feb-6th March

How do I cast my vote
Each customer passing through the stores checkouts will be given a token, and they will then be asked to put their token in the box of the project that they most favour.

How will they decide who wins funding
At the end of voting, the project with the most amount of token votes will be awarded £12,000, the project with the second most amount of token votes will be awarded £10,000, and the project with the third most amount of token votes will be awarded £8,000

Where can I vote for Abbotshall Healthy Lifestyle urban retreat?
At the following Tesco Stores:
BELL GRN CATFORD EXP
FOREST HILL EXPRESS
GROVE PARK EXPRESS
LOAMPIT VALE EXPRESS
DOWNHAM BROMLY RD EXP
HITHER GREEN LANE EXP
LEWISHAM WAY EXP
SYDENHAM EXP
DEPTFORD HIGH ST EXP
LEWISHAM HIGH ST EXP
CATFORD RUSHEY RD EXP
MARINE WHARF EXP
SYDENHAM ROAD EXP
CATFORD
LEWISHAM

More information about the project

    What The Healthy Lifestyle Centre could achieve £8,000

Urban Wildlife Retreat to be developed on a disused piece of land sitting within the boundaries of a previously disused playing field which has been regenerated into a Healthy Lifestyle Centre with junior cricket and football pitches and a community hub building with a cafe, changing rooms, exercise and fitness studio plus a community garden.

It is the only green space in Catford South ward and is open to the public 7 days a week. The Wildlife Retreat will complement the existing facilities and provide a wildlife reserve to include a wildlife pond with marginal planting, octoganal seating under two trees, a bug hotel, log piles, bird boxes and bird feeders, compost bins, a hedgehog shelter and shade tolerant planting to include bluebells, foxgloves and a buddlea.

The area will also include a bike shelter with a green roof funded by Transport for London through Lewisham Council, with an anti-slip decking path winding its way through the Retreat which will be open to visitors to explore.

The Retreat will also act as an educational centre with information signage for visits by local primary schools who will also be involved in the construction of the project.

    What could we achieve with £10,000

£10,000 would allow the project to be extended to include an outdoor classroom situated next to the existing community garden in an unused part of the field and adjacent to a long jump pit which doubles up as a sand pit. The classroom would include a living willow den with bark chip flooring and log seats for children to listen to story telling plus a round wooden table with log seating for parents to read to their children. The area will also be planted with a native mixed hedge to create a natural screening from the nearby road.

    What could we achieve with £12,000

HLC wildlife area£12,000 would allow for a native hedge of up to 10 species to include privet, holly, hornbeam, field maple, hazel, beach, alder, hawthorn, rowan and dogwood to be planted along the fence line of the playing field facing back gardens for 120 metres, to create a natural area that will attract wildlife and complement the wildlife retreat and outdoor classroom and will provide an area for children and their parents to explore and discover wildlife habitats. The hedge will allow the ground to be completely surrounded by natural planting creating a rural setting within an urban environment

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