Voting starts in Dobbie's 'helping your community grow' initiative

A SCHOOL in York is hoping to win community support for its bid to create a garden area for students struggling with their emotional and mental health.

The idea for Vale of York Academy is one of a shortlist of projects vying to win support from York garden centre, Dobbies, as part its 'helping your community grow' initiative.

The York store wanted to lend support to a sustainable project in the city and invited nominations for community projects with a green space which needs brightening up.

The winner will receive advice, products and support from Dobbies, in Upper Poppleton.

Dobbies’ CEO, Graeme Jenkins, said: “Helping Your Community Grow is a really popular initiative in York and we’ve seen a great response from community groups and projects looking to make a difference to their local area.

"It’s been positive to see so many projects place importance on sustainability and environmentally-friendly products.

“Now the community voting gets underway and we’re looking forward to seeing which projects receive our support.”

Team members have now selected a shortlist and are giving people in the city the chance to vote for their favourite.

Vote for a project