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Volunteers delighted at bagging top Tesco awards for Tinkers Yard and Linthorpe Cemetery | Tees Valley Wild Green Places
There were whoops of delight this week, when Tesco announced the results of its last round of public voting for its Tescos Bags of help Award. We put in two entries, one for a woodland wildlife garden with the Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery and the other for a "Transforming Tinkers Yard project with the Station Road and Crooksbarn Residents' Associations'. Voting ran in stores throughout July and August with customers choosing which local project they would like to get the top award using a token given to them at the check-out. This week it was announced that both projects had received the top number of votes in their area, bagging £4,000 each. Linthorpe Cemetery's Woodland Garden Work is already underway with the Friends of Linthorpe Cemetery in the Cemetery which is also a Local Nature Reserve. The ground has been prepared to create a demonstration woodland wildlife garden to provide a home for bees, butterflies, hedgehogs and songbirds that can be enjoyed by visitors to Linthorpe