Penarth Town Council has been selected as one of the organisations bidding for Tesco Bags of Help funding this May and June.


The Council nominated the Penarth in Bloom scheme, a collaborative project working with local businesses and organisations, to be awarded money from the supermarket scheme funded by the 5p bag charge in Wales.


If successful, Penarth in Bloom will create a community delivery group to add more flowers and plants in the town centre, create a community garden, work with the Vale of Glamorgan Council to adopt and improve public green spaces and develop environmental projects.


A Council Officer said, “We are excited at the prospect of working with local groups to improve the town and to make it a greener place to live. There is a wealth of expertise to draw on amongst local organisations and we are looking forward to working in partnership to make Penarth bloom.”


Lindsey Crompton, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “We are absolutely delighted to open the voting for May and June. There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life in hundreds of communities.”


To help the Penarth in Bloom project receive a cash boost, anyone shopping in the following Tesco branches can ask for a blue token at the checkout and place in the collection box near the exit.


Barry Superstore

Barry Holton Road Express Store

Barry Road Express Store

Dinas Powys Castle Express Store

Penarth Marina Superstore

Penarth Express Store

Rhoose Express Store