Homes for Bees grant application successful

on Wednesday, 02 August 2017. Posted in News

Shaftesbury Town Council is delighted to announce that its application for a Tesco Bags for Help Grant has been successful and Phase 1 of the Big Bee Project – Homes for Bees, will be put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores during July and August 2017. 

The Mayor of Shaftesbury, Cllr John Lewer says: “We took our first step on this journey in 2015, when we decided to select ‘pollinator-friendly’ plants for the Queen Mother’s Garden (next to Castle Hill Green).  Last year we agreed that our grounds team should stop using glyphosate-based weed-killer, which research has shown to be harmful to insects such as bees.  We are very pleased and grateful that this latest venture has been short-listed for Tesco’s Bags for Help Scheme.”

The Chair of the ROSE Committee says: “Bees are an extremely important part of our ecosystem and their declining numbers is very worrying to us all, so this project will enable Shaftesbury to continue with its great work in protecting our environment.   

2017 08 - Bee Picture

We have been bee friendly for 3 years.  We have banned pesticides that harm bees, we have created wild flower verges, we have redesigned our gardens to encourage more bees and this is the next step in protecting our bee population.”

Shaftesbury Big Bee Project - Home for Bees calls out for votes to bag a share of bag charge fund from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.


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