Tesco Bags of Help
JHCL has bagged a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help Initiative.
The supermarket teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative, for a grant of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p carrier bag levy – being awarded to environmental and green space projects.
Three groups in each of Tesco’s 416 regions were shortlisted to receive the cash award, with the group with most votes gaining the maximum grant.
Jealotts Hill Community Landshare has come top in the customer voting.
Customers of local stores to our Warfield based location were given a token at the check out each time they shop, to cast their vote for the group that should bag the top grant.
Voting was open from October 31st to November 13th at the following Tesco stores – Forest Park, Martins Heron, Warfield, Ascot High Street, Greenwood and Wokingham.
Please also see article on Bracknell Forest Homes website.
JHCL has for the 3rd year running, has been awarded as ‘Outstanding’ by the RHS It’s Your Neighbourhood (IYN) assessors. The IYN campaign supports volunteer led community groups, to clean up and maintain their community environment.
12 participating groups at JHCL also received various levels of recognition as part of IYN, recognising environmental responsibility, community participation and gardening achievement for their growing areas at the landshare.
Apple Harvest Day is happening on Sunday 16th October 2016. Please join us and for a small donation pick your own apples.
Walk n Wassail is happening on 31st January 2016 which includes a guided walk through the countryside followed by the Wassail celebrations.
Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare has rounded off 2014 in fine fettle having received an outstanding award from the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) It’s Your Neighbourhood prize for the second year running. This is the top award, which recognises the contribution the landshare makes to the community, with the assessment saying the project is amazing.
In addition 9 other groups who use the site entered their plots and received certificates for the work they are achieving.
The six acre landshare has hosted over 4,500 volunteer hours so far this year giving a range of benefits such as the chance for people to work outdoors, learn new skills, meet and work with others. Groups, individuals and organisations to support people have all been along and benefited from time at Jealott’s Hill.
Bracknell Forest Homes has teamed up, Bracknell Town Council and Warfield Parish Council to create the Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare.
Jealotts Hill Community Landshare is a community partnership providing opportunities for people to experience the joy of horticulture, comradeship, the outdoor life and eating healthily.
It is a partnership providing growing, learning and leisure opportunities for a wide range of people including older people, families, children and those with disability or health problems. The project enables people to experience the joy of horticulture, comradeship, the outdoor life and eating healthily.