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Hanover estate in Dorking shortlisted for Tesco Bags of Help grant

26 July 2017

Dorking Tesco Award 1
A Retirement Housing estate owned by Hanover Housing Association has been shortlisted for community funding as part of Tesco’s national Bags of Help scheme.

Located in the picturesque town of Dorking, Hanover Court is close to the iconic Box Hill and boasts stunning views of the rolling landscape of the Surrey Hills.

The nomination came as staff and residents decided to make the most of their idyllic location and its proximity to the hugely popular area of outstanding natural beauty.

Estate Manager Tina Elmes said: ‘We are delighted to have been shortlisted for a Tesco Bags of Help grant. We really hope to create a seating area so that those in the local community can socialise whilst enjoying the views of the North Downs and some of South East England’s most beautiful and accessible countryside.

‘If we’re lucky enough, we want to go even further by putting in a pergola and creating a small sensory garden where visitors can visit and enjoy a range of textures and scents throughout the year.’

The Tesco programme helps fund thousands of community projects across the UK. It’s still not too late to cast your vote, as the voting window runs until Thursday 31 August at participating stores located in Epsom, Leatherhead, Banstead, Ashtead and Ewell.

Lisa Birch, Community Champion at Tesco, said: ‘We are already seeing some great results from groups transforming their own environmental and green space areas. ‘There are some fantastic projects on the shortlists and we can’t wait to see them come to life.’

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