Welcome to Burton Canoe Club
Creating Access - Enhancing the Environment
Delighted to be a recipient of Tesco’s #BagsofHelp initiative. Please visit your local store and help make a difference in your community.
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.
As a Club Accredited to Sport England and British Canoeing as a "Paddle-Ability" Club its volunteers are keen to improve access to the river bank. Sited on an excellent local park the Club works hard with the local community to contribute to enhancing the environment for all users of the park.
The planned work with the support of Tesco’s #BagsofHelp will enable the Club to provide a paved path all the way from the car park to the river-side walk - the only such path on the park. Additionally there will be a seated area where park visitors can watch the canoeing activity or, at quieter times, contemplate in the Washlands environment.
The Club has worked closely with the parish council to help improve the local environment, not just for its members, canoeists, but for the community. In 2014 it was achieved a Silver Award in Winshill in Bloom for the best floral feature for a non-commercial organisation, and in 2015 its efforts were rewarded with a Gold certificate in the same category!
The Tesco’s #BagsofHelp project will enable the Club to make a huge leap forward with very significant improvements for those with a disability, especially wheel chair users, and for many other park users, by extending the area to be tidied up, seeded with wild flowers, and provided with informal seating too. Should the Club be fortunate enough to attract support from Tesco customers it will be able to do even more to benefit those users!
to all our members and friends of the Club who voted for the Club's project in
Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
The Club received the most number of votes and therefore will hopefully receive the extra funding to support the "Creating Access - Enhancing the Environment" project.
More news as we receive it!