Blairmore Village Trust



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Bags of Help –

Blairmore Needs your vote!

In June this year Blairmore Village Trust applied for a grant from Tesco’s Bags of Help Fund (www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp) for the “Blairmore Village Landscape Project”.  We are delighted to announce that our application has been one of three projects shortlisted. This means that we are guaranteed to receive at least £8,000 to spend on our landscape project in the village. The grant of £8,000 will cover the following:

  • The creation of a safe and adventurous play area for children using as many traditional and natural playthings as possible.  This will include a bug post, bug hotel, play tunnel, tyre climb, sunken trampoline, palette/ hide/den, ground level slide following the slope of the hill, willow wigwam and gym equipment.


  • A range of comfortable accessible spaces, with the purchase of garden furniture, bench seats, picnic tables, covered area with seating and tree sculpture (using the existing Ash tree).


  • Extensive and varied landscaping, wildflower gardens, mown grass paths, shrubs and plants to encourage bees and butterflies and a selection of native trees.


  • Professional construction labour to achieve the above, in addition to support from community volunteers.

This work will be completed within 12 months of receipt of funds and I am sure that everyone will agree that this will make a wonderful transformation of a large portion of our village green which we successfully purchased for the community in 2014.

Alongside the two other projects shortlisted, customers of Tesco will be able to cast a vote, in the Greenock and Port Glasgow stores, for their favourite project. The project with the highest number of votes will receive a total of £12,000, the 2nd placed project £10,000 and the 3rd placed project £8,000. The voting starts on 26th September through to 9th October 2016.

Clearly,  as a small rural community we do not have local access to a Tesco store, which may put us at a little bit of a disadvantage.  However, we do know that many of Cowal’s residents do periodically shop in Inverclyde or stop off at Tesco’s when passing through that area; many also have relatives and friends in Inverclyde.  Our plea is for everyone to bear us in mind please;  share our news and opportunity with all of your friends,  family, colleagues, facebook and email contacts, and hopefully with a bit of people power we may be able to move up the rankings.

Every time you make a purchase in the Tesco store you are entitled to a voting token! There is no monetary limit attached to the purchase.  With the voting period open for two weeks we are hoping that this will give plenty of opportunity for people to help us.  If like many,  you have become a fan of using self-check outs you may need to ask an assistant to give you a token – so please do ask!”


Thank you for all of your support.


Pat Lynn

on behalf of Blairmore Village Trust C.I.C.



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