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Heathervale's Paddling Pool needs support in Tesco's Bags of Help

Local shoppers are encouraged to support Heathervale's paddling pool in this month's Tesco's Bags of Help scheme which this month sees Runnymede Borough Council shortlisted for funding.

The Tesco Bags of Help initiative is a monthly fundraising scheme supported by the Groundwork charity which sees grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 raised from the 5p plastic bag levy awarded to community outdoor projects. Runnymede Borough Council has been made one of the three award winners in the New Haw area for February. The more votes received the higher the grant money awarded.

The paddling pool at Heathervale recreation ground is a much loved and well used community asset. Over the years the liner for the pool has worn thin and therefore funding is needed to refurbish the pool to make it safe and attractive for the foreseeable future.

Matthew Godfrey, Parks and Arboriculture Manager at Runnymede Borough Council said:

"The paddling pool at Heathervale Recreation Ground is a very popular attraction for families, lots of picnics and splashing about in the pool. Sadly, it is getting a little tired and we need some help to rejuvenate it in order to keep it open for the local children for years to come. We are really pleased to have been shortlisted for Tesco's Bags of Help scheme and hope you will help support us by giving us your token."

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