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Tesco’s “Bags of Help” – supporting your local Speedwatch Group

Ron Cross, Speedwatch Coordinator, has provided some terrific news. This support by Tesco Stores endorses this community project which is designed to improve safety on local roads .  Please consider using your token to support this excellent initiative.

“Dear Resident

Within the last few days our community group has received some exciting news, in that our application for funding from the TESCO ‘Bags of Help’ scheme has been approved for in store promotion.

This means we will be put forward to a customer vote (using the blue tokens) in TESCO stores between 1st April and 30 June 2020. Depending on how many votes we receive we could receive up to £2,000 and are assured at least £500. Last June at the Ferndown Fete, 96% of local residents surveyed supported our community service and we hope many local residents will give us their vote.

We will appear in five local TESCO stores, namely Ferndown Superstore, Glenmoor Rd Express, West Moors Express, Verwood Express and Poulner Express.

The funds we receive will enable us to evolve and hopefully help more local residents concerned about speeding motorists in their neighborhoods. If we receive one of the larger sums we may even be able to help the town fund a Speed Indicator Device (SID) which could be rotated around to various speeding hot spots. As you know many towns and villages in Dorset operate a SID and they are a proven way of slowing most speeding motorists. Therefore, with Ferndown being the largest inland town in Dorset we believe making greater use of speed indicator devices would make a huge difference in helping to keep our roads safe.

Dorset Police have kindly offered to run a promotion in the press shortly before we appear in stores, but if you could please add a note to your website and do anything else to possibly promote our service that would be brilliant. We just need to attract as many votes as possible!

Kind regards,  Ron”

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